My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Fremont, California
I am going to court to contest a carpool violation. I do not have any fancy defense, other than it was not me in the carpool lane.
I was driving on a 4 lane freeway in Fremont, CA. The highway patrolman said that he saw my car in the carpool lane from the mirror in his car. He said: he was driving in the 3rd lane from the right when he saw me, moved into the 4th lane and then pulled on the shoulder, saw me pass a couple lanes over, then got back into traffic, and moved from the 4th lane to the 2nd lane where he pulled me over. I know confusing, but in essence he "saw" me in his car mirror and then moved across 5 lanes of traffic before pulling me over.
It was not me in the carpool lane. My only though is that I have a very common looking dark SUV. I was actually merging off the freeway as my exit was less than a half mile away. I am afraid the court will take the patrolman's word over mine. My traffic history is not 100% clean but I don't have anything crazy or out of the ordinary. What can I do? Is seeing someone in a mirror from across a freeway even legal? Any help would be much appreciated! THANKS!