Yesterday was a home game for one of our college teams. FSU (you might have heard of them (they suck *cough*)) It was also that last day of Saturday morning Physics lectures, to which i regularly attend on the FSU Campus. It happened when i was leaving the parking deck; in the cramped quarters and plethora of traffic coming in, i bumped up against the car parked next to me as i was backing out. I looked out the window and couldn't see any damage, and being a 16 year old newbie driver I left; no harm no foul....right? Wrong. This morning an FSU officer shows up on my door step, immediately i go "Oh Shit" Apparently somebody saw what happened and reported that i was drunk and scraped up against a car. After telling the officer that i was, indeed, not drunk. I'm written up for Improper backing and leaving the scene of and accident (a fairly hefty violation)
Recently i've come to be more religious. I don't attend church or anything of that matter, but i do believe and i'm trying to get used to voicing myself to God. Last night, i couldn't get the accident out of my head (did i do damage or not?) and I asked for help. Surprisingly enough, I believe that the officer coming to my door was the help I needed. I can't say that I don't regret having taken an actual look and (not being an idiot) left my information. But, maybe this will be a good learning experience... The song "I'm in the jail house now" keeps playing in my mind though. My parents aren't upset about what happened ("we've all gotten tickets and we've all payed them" they say. They're also happy i didn't try to weasel my way out of it; i was very blatant with the officer.) but they are upset that i didn't tell them...Right now i'm wishing I would have.
Anyway, for all you young drivers out there; watch how you back up and remember to leave a note.
- A humbled LT.