My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Kentucky
I was traveling west down Highway 80 toward Somerset, KY. I was going down a hill and around a slight curve when a Kentucky state police officer passed me going East. He immediately turned around and pulled me over. He informed me I was going 81 in a 55. I told him I didn't realize I was going that fast and was not in a hurry to get anywhere. I told him my brother in law was a state trooper and I know not to be driving that fast and I was very sorry if I commited the infraction and it was unintentional. Unfortunately, he did not know my bro-in law and did not let me out of my violation or reduce the severity. Instead he wrote me a ticket for 81 in a 55. This ticket is not payable in KY. It is only marked with a court date. It was not the typical computer typed ticket. It was instead a hand written ticket. Here are the remarks on the ticket:
Speeding (+26) 81/55 zone
Car was west on 80. I EST his speed at 84
Radar actual speed was 81 mph.
Lead of 2 / obviously much faster than other
Good tone / track
1. Is there anything I can do to avoid going to court and risking a suspension of my license?
2. Someone told me I can call the county attorney and have my license put on probation and NOT have to go to court but I can't get a ticket in the next 6 months.
3. what's up with him "EST" my speed at 84? does that put into question the validity of his radar? is he not questioning it's accuracy himself?
4. This is my 2nd ticket this year and coincidentially only my 2nd ticket ever. I received a ticket for going 10 over which carries no points in KY. I am 24 and have been driving for 8 years.