My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: WI
My 84 year old mother told me a police officer pulled her over a few days ago. She had no idea why, but she said the officer told her she was going about 5 mph below the speed limit in the left-hand lane and was swerving somewhat into the other lane. The officer came to the window and my mom already never knows which buttons to push to open the window (she usually hits the open or close on the locks button or pulls up the window button when she should push it) and was so flustered from being stopped that the officer had her open the door so he could get the window down for her. I'd probably be just as flustered and wouldn't be able to do something as simple as that either without looking impaired somehow. The officer asked her if she was confused, and how old she was, where she was going, whether she had alcohol in the car. Well no alcohol because she doesn't drink and she was just going about 3 miles up the road to the grocery store. She will drive slow in the left hand lane because she doesn't like changing lanes and the store was on the left hand side.The officer gave her a written warning but also told her she'd be getting a letter in the mail within about a month. Now she is so worried that this letter is going to say they are going to take away her license or that she needs to take a driving test.
I'm sure this will be a letter saying she needs to be tested, whether it's verbally, written or actually driving, I don't know. If she does have to do a driving test with someone in the car I can almost guarantee you due to her nerves she will be a total failure. Would they totally revoke her license based on her driving or is it possible that they would just restrict her? I mean already she doesn't drive at night or in bad weather, she doesn't drive during rush hour, only drives the roads she knows and she only drives pretty much within a 5 mile radius of her home to the grocery store, church, pharmacy and library. She was only stopped by a cop once before in her life and that was for going 10 miles over the speed limit on a rural road 20 years ago. She's never had any kind of accident. This time it was just a bit of swerving out of her lane, but I'm sure the officer seeing her all flustered and not able to open her window didn't help.
She lives alone and there is no family nearby so driving to get places is very important to her. She does not want to have to depend on some service to take her everywhere. Do you think they would take away her license based on what I've said above? If they did, could she fight it and simply get it restricted?