My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Washington
I was on my way to work the other morning in the express lanes, Westbound I-90. I was doing the speed limit. There was a state patrol officer in front of me who was not doing 60mph. I could see from behind him that he was making several attempts to dial his cell phone. At one point, because he simply wasn't paying attention, he had to make an erratic lane change to avoid a bus merging into the express lanes on Mercer Island.
By the end of the Mercer Island Lid, still behind the trooper, still not doing 60mph, I told myself that if you're not speeding then there's nothing illegal in going around the trooper. As soon as I went by him, and I swear on my life I was never going faster than 62, he got behind me and on went the lights.
The officer stated he paced me a 67mph. I know there is no way he had time to "pace" me based on the timeline of events. I am very confident that I was not going 67mph. I have both my speedo and a GPS unit on my motorcycle. I feel like this is nothing more that a case of him trying to teach me a lesson. If I'm not mistaken, it is legal to temporarily exceed the speed limit when passing a vehicle not going the speed limit.
Do I have a case?