Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Honda Accord

CC had another court appearance a couple of weeks ago.  This was for a city traffic ticket for speeding (CC can either write campus citations or city citations.)

Here's the scenario:
12:50ish am - CC was sitting running stationary radar.  He gets a call over the radio from another officer that was just ahead of him that said he clocked the car coming in CC's direction at 31 mph (speed limit=20).  By the time the car gets to CC, he gets her going 35 mph.  So he pulls her over.  He gives her a ticket for speeding.

A few weeks later, he gets a subpoena for this ticket.  Luckily he wrote notes on the ticket of the actual events so he was able to recall exactly what had happened very easily.

He shows up to court.  The girl decides to represent herself (which was probably not the best idea.)  Turns out, she's fighting the ticket because she believes that since she drives a Honda Accord, which is the most common vehicle in the US, that CC got her confused with another vehicle.

Yes, at 12:50 in the morning, with all of the cars driving on campus, CC got her confused with another car.


Then she goes on to say that her car is not capable of getting up to 35 mph in the 600 ft. of road she was driving on.  And it was cold outside, so her car doesn't accelerate as fast in the cold.

Needless to say, she lost.  Nice try, young lady.


  1. Wow, she obviously needs a new boyfriend, because she was given bad advice!

    Why can't some people just own up to mistakes and pay the fine for breaking the rule?

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