This really sucks!!
Nearly a perfect driving record and I get stopped by a Cook Country Sheriff for going over 30 mph in a 45 mph construction zone on 294 South (near Halsted St.).
First of all, I was driving my truck trying to go to Indiana. There is no way I was going 85 mph on a Sunday (10:30 a.m.) with all the traffic at that location and I just got off the ramp before Dixie Hwy. Merging with traffic and going through the Toll, theres no way I was going 85mph.
This guy would not even give me a chance to challenge him. "Need your license and insurance card...Did you see the construction workers?" I say, "no". Technically I should told him who cares since the law for speed limits in constuction zones applies regardless if there are people working or not (Scotts law). Well, he leaves and comes back with a ticket for driving 30+ over the speed limit.
I begin to question the ticket and ask for proof, but he says he clocked my speed. Looks at me, hands me the ticket and leaves. This dick definitely wanted to ticket someone before his shift was over. Now I have to go to court.
I circled around and follow a State Police car and took pictures of them going 65 to 70 mph through the same area I was stopped (pic of the police car in front of me with a copy of my speedometer). And of course traffic is following right behind him. WTF is that!!!
I want to fight the ticket. I know I was traveling at a safe speed with the flow of traffic. Probably doesn't matter how fast I was going, but pisses me off that I have to go to court now. I'm thinking I need a lawyer. Does anybody know a good traffic lawyer?