Q&A - Officer not Witnessing Violation
When I tried to pass a car on the right in a one lane street, the car I was trying to pass hit my rear bumper on the left side. I called the police and when the police officer arrived he decided to give me a ticket for "pass on the right" section 158 (1), based on the other driver testimony (and according to him someone inside the police station who witnessed the incident, the accident happened in front of the police station).
I explained to the officer that the other driver was tail gating me, earlier, and honking and waving at me to pass and cut in in front of me in a very unsafe manner (basically a road rage case).
When I tried to pass them because of their unsafe driving they didn't leave me a chance and hit my car on purpose.
Also, the officer gave me a file number but, later, when I tried to get a copy of the police report I found out that there was no police report issued because the damage was less than $1000.00.
My question is: is the ticket that I recived valid, considering that the officer did not witness the violation (the witness that he based his decision on are basically the other driver and the mistery witness)?
BTW, I did not sign the ticket because I was never asked to.