This Oregon police officer was confused for more than five minutes trying to understand how this Lamborghini from Dubai was driving on his daggum interstates.
Our brave men and women of our local police have a lot on their minds and deal with a lot day in and day out so much respect goes to them. Low on their priority list of “things to know” is dealing with exotic cars from foreign countries, especially from states bordering our Northern border where cars from Canada and their plates look a lot like our own plates. Also, Canadians. Are we really worried about them? Not so much. So when this Youtuber by the screenname “Stig’s Persian Cousin” met this Oregon police officer earlier this week (Jan. 8, 2019) he had a memorable experience that lasted more than five minutes where this Oregon trooper failed to grasp the concept of cars from other countries being allowed to drive on regular American roads.
Check out the video for yourself below.
In the back and forth that ensues, SPC and this Oregon Police Officer come to a clash of facts, so to speak, where, in real time, SPC informs this officer of the law that you in fact can drive any car from another country on American roads as long as you plan to keep it here for just 12 months where, at that point, you must ship it back.
The car in question is a 562 HP Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale, a special edition Gallardo, one of 150.
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Like any other driver on the road, you must have a driver license (an international driver’s license) and proof of insurance so it’s not like these foreign drivers with their “Not Ford F-150’s” can drive on our roads without some proof of driver’s proficiency and insurance to protect themselves and others. I was not aware of just how much goes into driving a foreign car here in the United States but according to MyOverlandAdventure.com, which has a fairly comprehensive writeup on this issue, it’s fairly straightforward. A lot of planning is in order, though.
Lowkey SPC and this Oregon Police Officer had a clash of cultures as well. Perhaps in Dubai it’s OK to correct a police officer in the middle of a conversation but in the United States, SPC repeatedly saying, “I know you’re confused” is downright an insulting thing to say to any stranger. The correct way to word that would probably be, “I’m sorry for the misunderstanding, let me explain myself” or something along those lines. I can understand why this Oregon police officer ever so slightly got pissed off every time he said “I know you’re confused.”
We’re all humans, everyone doesn’t know everything and our local experts seemingly don’t have all the information at their fingertips.
And what a d*** move for putting that police officer’s name on the internet like that. SPC puts that Oregon police officer on blast in his video description which I’ve also posted below.
I have never tried to bait any police officer anywhere in the world just to get it on video for the views, I always respect them and I always smile but this Oregon State Trooper (Trooper Xxxxxx Xxxxxx) was definitely the most arrogant, defensive and ignorant police officer I have ever encountered. I was doing the speed limit, obeying all traffic laws and I was just on my way to Vancouver, BC on a rainy day but this police officer seems to be absolutely clueless about federal and international driving laws. The car did have plates, Dubai plates, this is where I reside and the car was just temporary shipped to the US for a short vacation. Just like a Canadian driver with a Canadian license plate in the US. Plain and simple. I’m pretty sure if I said the wrong thing, the officer would have just arrested me on general principle!
Perhaps these two can connect online somehow and put the whole thing behind them.