My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington, City of Bellevue.
This officer took good notes, so I'm not sure if I can get out of my ticket, based on the discovery information I received at my request from the prosecutors office. Will someone smart please read this and see if there's a way to get it dismissed? It's definitely a "form" letter, as only unique information like the date, address and time, etc. are highlighted. Going 43 in a 30mph zone - 46.61.400
"on 06/26/2012 at approx. 1444 hrs. I was monitoring traffic and located at/in se3900. I was using Kustom Pro-Lite Laser LIDAR III unit, Serial# xxxx. This LIDAR unit is handheld and stationary. I observed the subject vehicle NORTH bound on 150 ave se in the City of Bellevue. The vehicle appeared to be driving faster than the posted speed limit of 30mph. I estimated its speed to be 40 mph. (I have been a Police Ofc. for 34 years, ten of which I have been assigned to the Bellevue motorcycle enforcement unit. During that time and estimating very conservatively that I have estimated on the average the speed of ten cars per minute. That equates to 600 cars per hour, 6,000 cars per ten hour shift, 24,000 cars per work week, 96,000 cars per work month, 1,152,000 cars per year and 11,520,000 cars for the ten years in traffic. Dividing this in half and even with not factoring the speeds of 5,760,000 cars. My visual estimations of the vehicles speeds once verified with the use of an SMD, whether it has been a radar or Lidar over the years has shown to be acfcurate to within five miles per hour). I then used LIDAR to confirm my estimate and obtained a reading of 43 mph. at a distance of 472.0 feet. The LIDAR then gave a clear solid target acquisition tone. No low battery warning was heard and RFI was not detected. Speed limit signs were located at se4400. I verified the LIDAR was operating properly before and after the stop at the beginning and end of my shift on that day by conducting an internal light check, internal circuitry check, and a sight alignment test. Sight alignment test consisting of hirizontal and vertical testing and checked okay. I also tested the unit's ranging capabilities at 116.8 feet and 229.9 feet on an established and calibrated range testing area. I have been trained in the operation of the LIDAR used and have 33 years experience with speed measuring devices. Defendant was identified by a photo drivers license or photo ID which matched the defendant. Notes: I served a copy of the infraction on the defandant."
It was not signed by the officer but it lists his name, badge # and has the date of 06/26/2012