I was driving through Lansing after I had picked up a friend.
Unfamiliar with the one ways and whatnots, I was just trying to get us home.
There are some crazy constructions going on in the area so I was unable to take my usual roads.
I came up to a red light. Stopped completely. Looked to my left, and then proceeded to turn right on to the street, which was in the general direction of where i live.
Then the police officer came up from behind, and asked me if I was aware it was a no turn on red, at the prior light. I said, "no, I didn't see the sign. I usually don't drive through here. I am sorry."
He took me info and then of course came back with a ticket. I felt dumb because I saw him sitting there.
Anyway, he told me that he understood, however he had been sitting and watching that intersection specifically because that intersection has accidents because of this. He said that he "had to give me a ticket" because he was "sitting there watching for that specific violation.
I am thinking about asking for an impeding traffic violation, so I don't get points on my license. I ran a stopsign earlier this year and got a ticket for that. Fought it for impeding traffic, and got it. That doesn't stay on record right? Also, my friend said to find out something on entrapment? I was wondering if that applied.