Hi, I am a canadian driver who just recieved a speeding ticket in Oregon state. I was in the "safety corridor" of Hwy 20 just outside of Newport. The officer states that I was travelling at a speed of 81mph. This is absolutely not true! I spent the rest of my day heading home to Canada discussing with my brother how it was not possible for us to be travelling that speed considering the condition of the road, the foul weather, the size of my truck, and the off-road tires that it has on it. If we were going that fast, we would not be getting a ticket, we would be getting a funeral!
The officer writing the ticket was friendly and hospitable, but still handed me a ticket for 484 dollars. He gave me a month till my court date, and now i need to know what to do??? It's a 9 hour drive for me to get back there, and I don't have the time. Can I get an attorney to go for me?
Also, the ticket that was issued is FULL of errors. The officer did not correctly note my birthdate, the color of my eyes, or the date of the offence for that matter. He did make a mistake on the date of the appearance, but corrected it with his pen before giving me the copy. All of the other inconsistencies were left unchanged. Where I am from, this could get a ticket thrown out of court. What about Lincoln County, Oregon???
Thanks for any help with this.