My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: California. I was on my way to work in the A.M. I noticed a highway patrol about a 1/2 mile ahead of me with his yellow lights on. After a couple of miles the pack of cars I was with caught up to him. As were going up the hill he exited. When we crested the hill there were multiple highway patrols waiting to nab the speeders.
I was pulled over with a couple of unfortunate individuals. Don't ask me how the guy in front of me didn't get pulled over. The officer stated that I was going 82 MPH in a 65 zone. I was totally shocked with this since I am not much of a speeder. I am alway constantly looking at my speedometer. When I was handed the ticket it stated that I was going 85MPH. I questioned this and she called back to another officer who was using the radar and he verified that I was going 85. The officer simply stated that "I missed spoke when I said 82". So, this officer pulled me over for speeding and she does not even know how fast I was going? She has to ask the other officer who had the radar gun?
Could this be argued as entrapment? The highway patrol with the yellow lights was there to slow the flow of traffic. It is pretty safe to say that as soon as a police or highway patrol leaves, people speed up. Is it coincidence that this highway patrol exited right before the awaiting officers? Their goal that morning was to get people to speed so that they can write them speeding ticket! Period!