Made me think of Roaddog1M. Late one night on the outskirts of Abilene, Texas, a cop pulling out of an all-night coffee shop saw a BMW with California plates cruise a Stop sign. He caught up, turned on his lights, blipped the siren and the car pulled over. When he asked for the driver's license, he was told that the driver was a big-name criminal defense attorney and he had almost stopped and that it was probable that the stop wouldn't stand up in traffic court because he was an experienced attorney and could almost certainly get a dismissal. The cop of course by now has decided that the warning he intended to write for an out-of-stater was now a full-on citation. At this point, the lawyer offered to accept and sign the citation if the cop could explain the legal difference between completely stopping and almost stopping. The cop assured him that he could if the lawyer would just step out of the vehicle. The lawyer grudgingly complied, at which point the cop began to beat the crap out of him. After a workmanlike beatdown, the cop asked the lawyer if he wanted him to stop, or would it be O.K. if he just almost stopped. I don't know how it all played out, but thanks to this cop, the difference between stopping and almost stopping is now crystal clear!