My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: New York
I was going to visit my boyfriend in New York. I am from New Jersey, and had left straight after work. As I have a bad sense of direction regardless of where I am I was following my GPS. It's roughly an hour and a half drive and I was starting to realize I needed use the bathroom as well as find a gas station as my car was almost out of gas. I was in the far left lane and got into the exit lane as the gps was telling me to do so as the exit it said I needed was coming up. I realized I'd entered it a little fast as the car in the lane I had just merged into wasn't going so fast as the exit had a light at the end which was red, and instantly hit my break to slow down so that I wasn't too close to him.
Maybe ten seconds later a cop pulls me over, and I assume it was for speeding(I was going 70 in a 50 due to having to pee), however he asks me if I was drunk, which offends me as I hate alcohol and said I was weaving and tailgating. I do not know what consists of "tailgating" in New York, but I'm sure there was at least two lengths between me and the car of whose lane I had just merged into. He only gave me a ticket for tailgating and nothing else. Any advice on this is appreciated, as I've been informed that the cops in that area are rather corrupt and I'm not happy about getting a ticket from a cop who thought I was an easy target due to being from out of state.