My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Michigan 257.611(2)
from the law:
"The driver of a vehicle shall not, for the purpose of avoiding obedience to a traffic control device placed in accordance with this chapter, drive upon or through private property, or upon or through public property which is not a street or highway."
I was pulled over for "using private property as a roadway" (Ord: 257.611 shown above). I presumably drove through an intersection that did not allow left turns and turned into a plaza and then straight out of it onto the road.
The officer was sitting in the parking lot parallel with a building and could only see the traffic on the road straight ahead of him. He could not see the intersection where the traffic device is that I presumably avoided. What he saw was me turn left into the plaza and out of it to the exit on the other side.
I want to dismiss the ticket on the grounds that the officer was not an eye witness since he could not view any traffic control device from his angle. He could not state with certainty, whether I had drove across the intersection traveling north (and avoided the no left turn) or whether I was traveling from the east and turned right onto the road from which he could see--and if that was the case, no traffic control device was violated.