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RE: Another speeding ticket question

I have heard that up here in BC, a ticket like that would get thrown out
right away because of a "defect" (the incorrect speed zone written by
the officer).  All the other aspects of the ticket don't matter.    But
this is just what I have heard......

Stephane Livolsi
180 Yorston St
Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
ph 250-392-2637
fax 250-392-2693

'86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)

>From: 	Michael Sheridan Williams[SMTP:mike@urquattro.com]
>Sent: 	October 7, 1999 7:24 PM
>To: 	quattro@audifans.com
>Subject: 	Another speeding ticket question
>hey all, last night i was going up a road in SF and a cop driving the 
>opposite direction decided to turn around and follow me.  Just as he 
>turned around, the road went up and to the right, getting me out of his 
>view.  I checked my speedo, dropped down to an indicated 35 and continued 
>along the road.
>He then came up behind me, never pacing me within my view and then pulled 
>me over.  He asked what my hurry was, i told him i didnt know what he was 
>talking about and then told him that my speedo said 35 mph the whole 
>time.  He said that it looked like i was doing well over 40 when i went 
>by him the other way, and then as soon as he turned around, he "clocked" 
>me at "over 40mph,"  This got me thinking because he was in view while 
>going straight before the road turned for approximately 1 second.  There 
>is no way that he could have gotten me paced in that time.
>Anyway, i just said that my speedo said 35 and stuck to that, it was true.
>Then came back 15 minutes later and whne i pleaded with him one more 
>time, he said:  "it doesnt matter if your speedo said 35, this is a 25 
>zone."  Turns out, as i thought, he was wrong and it is a 35 zone.  He 
>wrote 25 on the citation, specifically saying 40+ in a 25 zone.  40+ is 
>obviously not an exact number, so there was no radar, and the topography 
>of the road does not lend itself well to pacing.  Then there is the fact 
>that he is wrong about the speed limit.
>That should get it thrown out immediately shouldnt it?
>what do you all think?
>Michael Sheridan Williams
>San Francisco, CA
>ICQ# 11740998
>1983 UrQuattro, MC--1.8 BAR, borla, 2B Coilover/Koni Yellows, Delrin 
>Bushings f/r, 16x7.5 OZ Mito's w/ Yoko A520's, Cibie H4/H1's, K&N (blah)
>1985 4000S Quattro, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut brace, Sport 8000 
>Tires, K&N