Q&A - Being Paced by Police in Front of Me
I was driving behind the RCMP Freeway Patrol officer, not realizing we were both driving the same speed (distance of my car and his car were constant) and also didn't realise he was a police officer as it was an unmarked vehicle. As soon as I realised he speeds up, I continue at my speed and then he slows down to about 70KM/H and I slow down to 80KM/H and pass him on the left.
He pulls me over and says I was going an excessive speed of 120 KMH in a 80 Zone on HWY 1. He impounded my vehicle for 7 days, and charged me with excessive speeding.
I have disputed this ticket, but i'm quite worried. Does he actually have a radar at the back of his cruiser?
How will he tell the judge I was speeding? I never sped in front of him. I thought I was going with flow of traffic.
How do I go about this? honestly, the average speed on HWY 1 right now is a 110KM/H.
Why was the officer speeding with no emergency lights on? I know he's an officer but he should set an example.
Since I disputed it, and I will plead not guilty when the time comes, what will happen if the judge decides im guilty? Will he just let me pay the ticket or will he suspend my license because he has the power to?
Im just stressing about about this. If I was going 120 KMH thats stupid of me, but I dont recall going 120. Any suggestion here? I never put the public or anyone in Danger, and he only charged me with |Excessive speed Over 40KMH. Any input on this would be great.
The last thing I want is go to court, the judge say im guility, and then on top of that suspend me.