He questioned me why I was in such a hurry and I told him I was sorry. I got lost on the way home from a wedding and I just wanted to go to sleep (displaying my pregnant belly did not occur to me at this point).
They took my license and registration. They came back and said, "Ma'am we are going to have to take you to jail. Your license expired a month ago, and in SC we put people in jail for that sort of thing."
*In between all this I suddenly realized that I was with child and had not cried yet...
The thought of spending the night in this small town...and in JAIL sent me over the edge and I started bawling. I grabbed my stomach and leaned back, making it obvious I was pregnant.
All of a sudden the policemen started freaking out and begging me to calm down. They said things like:
"Please, we don't want you to have that baby here."
"Please calm down. Don't get worked up."
"Don't worry ma'am we wont make you go to jail."
And they let me off the HOOK with just a warning!
They also gave me precise directions and details like, "When you go through such and such a town, there are a lot of deer so be careful." (all in a thick southern drawl)
Oh my word! I was shaking with fear as I drove away, and I had to take the remain back roads UNDER the speed limit.
Then, when I was 15 minutes from home, on the highway, when I was nearly asleep, a HUGE, white wolf ran in front of my car and I had to swerve to avoid a major wreck.
It took me thirty minutes to unwind from that car ride. I cannot believe that IF I WASN'T PREGNANT, I would have spent the night in JAIL!