Thanks for the in depth break down on this situation. I needed to hear a lot of it. Specifically pointing out that there were two sets of biases at play and one of them doesn't have a badge.
I just got the court letter in the mail and I guess I'm looking at traffic school if trial by written declaration doesn't convince anyone as it sounds like it more than likely will not. And traffic school if it's is even granted as I've read you need to request this from the judge and it's not always granted though I do qualify as I've had no violations in the past 18 months. At the very least I think I do have a case for traffic school as I don't believe this falls into the gross negligence. It's not like I was driving 50 in a 35 or plowing past barricades though I'm sure that horrible case looms large in here.
I can't have points on my license per my job so I'm not just trying to keep my insurance rates down though that is also a big motivator as well.