My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Florida.
A month ago I was driving westbound on I-75 (Alligator Alley). 2AM, Saturday morning. Stone cold sober, caffeinated, and enjoying a leisurely drive on the open, straightaway roads with no intersections to speak of.
Enough sweet talk, I was speeding, and speeding hard. I figured stupidly it was a good time to determine the top speed of my vehicle, and I got stopped by a state trooper 10 miles from Naples.
To my surprise, the troopers issue me a ticket for 98 in a 75 and informed me that a trooper a few miles back clocked a vehicle matching my car's description. This officer supposedly originally clocked me speeding 10 minutes prior and "couldn't catch up."
This trooper arrives, and I find myself holding 2 speeding tickets.
My question is: What happened here?
If two officers see me speeding at the same time, can they both give me individual tickets?
If one officer clocked me speeding, and informed another officer to clock/stop me, can both issue me tickets?
Where does it end? Can't they just string 10 troopers together and plaster drivers with 10 tickets per speeding violation?
I opted for traffic school on the first ticket, and am scheduled for court on Friday for the second. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.