I agree. You have to pick your battles in life. An hour wait isn't worth getting on the bad side of the local police.
I did a paper in college on local drug abuse enforcement and the detective I interviewed freely admitted they arrested people they didn't like all of the time just to hassle them, even if they knew the charges wouldn't stick. He said that it still meant the "suspect" (who in the case was really the victim) still had to make bail, get a lawyer and miss a day of work, which might mean he would lose his job. And this was the stuff he didn't have a problem telling a college kid about for a paper for a public university class. Imagine what else he and his fellow detectives did to people who got on their bad side that he didn't feel comfortable sharing with me.