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PV Hucks: Where’s Andy When You Need Him?

First, you need to know that my sister, Lil, is a good person with a sparkling driving record. Also, she’s an exec for a large central California winery. People hop when she sez jump. Except for a Spirit Lake police officer who had some time on his hands Friday night. For more background, you should know that Lil received her only parking ticket ever – a $10 one – for misunderstanding signage a few years back in CdA’s Third Street lot. And that she’s fed up with my comments re: what North Idahoans think of Californians. Now, onward. Seems Lil was behind the wheel of sister Charlotte’s Ford driving through Spirit Lake when she failed to notice that the driver of an oncoming car had blinked his lights, not once but twice. Worse yet, the car flipped a U-turn after she passed. Moments later, she was being lectured by an SLPD Blue for not pulling far enough off the road. Lil explained that she wasn’t familiar with the area as she handed the officer her license. The patrolman took a look at her address and exclaimed: “California?! Don’t you know that’s the only dirty word in the Idaho dictionary?” We siblings, of course, howled with glee while Lil muttered darkly for days about “that Barney Fife”/D.F. Oliveria, SR Prairie Voice. More here

Question: Have you ever been stopped by a patrol cop in a small town?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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