Originally Posted by aniT
DH WAS pulled over for no other reason than because the cop decided DD should have been in a booster seat even though she had her seatbelt on. He was being a butt and then whined that she was borderline when he realized she was 2 years and 7lbs ABOVE the age for a boster.
Have you entertained the thought that perhaps the reason for pulling your DH over had nothing to do with your daughter's restraint but for other [undisclosed] reasons?
Cops can't pull people over without probable cause so if there is any suspicion of unlawful behavior, they often make up "bogus" reasons to do so.
For example, when I was a child my mom got pulled over to verify that I had my seatbelt on (no booster seat required at that time). I did, so there was no ticket issued. However, after a few minutes of talking he finally admitted that he had seen my mom swerve and was concerned she might have been drunk. But after she explained that she was avoiding an animal in the road, he said all was well and let her go.
And last week I was driving home at 2am and a cop pulled me over because the light over my license plate was out. No biggie, didn't get a ticket or anything. But I'm almost certain he just was making sure I wasn't drinking.
Since your DH didn't get a ticket, my first inclination is that the cop was checking for something else. To see if he was drunk, or high, or whatever. But since they can't just pull someone over on suspicion like that, they just came up with something else.