You do realize you're living in Luckyville right? Maybe it's those cameras everywhere nowadays...but ask one our members from the prohibition-states, troopers, good ole boys, etc etc.
Maybe you were engaged with a rookie & his partner was secretly laughing his ass off?
i've had few lucky scrapes with "the man" but i sure remember the ones that were.
when i was in my teens there was a sherrif's deputy accross from us who rolled with full-auto equipment in his personal ride...supposedly as a private body guard for a second job because his wife had ruined their finances/etc. i watched that bitch knock her kid off the porch stairs...we called CPS but b/c he was a cop nothing happened. this is the only cop i have ever known to tear up a ticket he just wrote when my buddy had pulled over in a no parking zone for a few minutes. the other time the same cop let me & a couple friends walk past him and his partner as they were raiding a party. 12% gnarleywine ale get's those kids going good.
I guess they changed it a bit.