I was charged with wreckless driving on 9/28/05.
I was traveling down Rte 202 in NH. A motorcyclist driving a speed bike passed me while I was on this road. My speed was 55-60 mph which was in a 55 mph zone. The biker obvioulsy greatly exceeded the speed limit in order to pass myself and another car in front of me. Later on the same road the biker was now in front of me traveling approx 35-40 mph still in a 55 mph zone. Once I reached a passing zone I then attempted to pass him, however he accelerated not allowing me to do so. Again he dropped his speed and allowed me to catch up to him. At the next passing zone I again attempted to pass him which in turn accelerated not allowing me to do so. At this point he again slowed down and I slightly veared into the breakdown lane to get passed the biker(there was no passing zone). Which I was then in front of him. At this point he accelerated to bring his vehicle within inches of my rear bumper. I then hit my brakes, at which time he hit the rear of my vehicle. No injuries were sustained, however the motorcycle needed to be towed away. I was then charged with wreckless driving.
My question...is this a legitimate wreckless driving charge ?? As well what are my options at this point ?? Can this be fought ?? What may be the penalty for this type of action ?? Should I get a lawyer ??
Any input is greatly appreciated.
Thank you !!