September 17, 2010

The Midnight Run

The atv rolled into town as if it belonged on the streets with the rest of the traffic. Officer Dearmont let out a deep sigh and hit the lights and siren on his bike to signal for the illegal off-road vehicle to pull over.

When it didn't, he wasn't really surprised and drove his bike up along side the vehicle to signal for the driver to stop. But what generally resulted in a routine stop for a teenager just out to have a little fun, ended up being a young woman who looked like she'd been frightened and was running from something.

"Ma'am. I need you to pull over." He pointed to the far right shoulder of the road, hoping she would make his job easy tonight. But instead of the response he'd expected, she sped up faster and he suddenly wondered just how much power the off-road really had.