My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: VA
I was driving with a co-worker on RT.267 Toll road heading west towards Reston, VA. In my attempt to switch lanes take the exist to Reston, I allegedly passed a marked police vehicle which he subsequently pulled me over. I didn't admit guilt because I also didn't know why i was pulled over.
The cop claimed that he was driving at a "reasonable" speed when I passed him. He admitted not clocking me speeding or using a device. I was following the flow of traffic and didn't switch lanes erratically. Since he couldn't prove I was speeding, he gave me a ticket anyway "ignoring a high way sign" When I asked what that was, he said "you clearly passed me thus ignoring the highway sign of 55mph"
Frankly, I feel that he just wanted to give me a ticket and that he has no merit charging me with that offense. I also have clean driving record for 12 years, and I was driving a loaner car from the dealer at the time.
I want to fight this in court mainly on principal, not $$ or points. I feel this cop abused the fact that he can write ticket and has no to prove I broke the law. I want to fight this in court but I also want to have a chance to get it dismissed on either factual or technical basis.
Please help me fight this police abuse.