This was posted by someone else on another board:
A CHL will get YOU out of a ticket...
but not me.
(say the last part first - I got a speeding ticket. I have a CHL. First stop since getting CHL. It's a questionable stop, but there's no question I got a ticket.)
So, we're driving home from a Sunday afternoon at the beach in Galveston. I stop at 518 to get gas. My wife has me take some back road to get back to the freeway, since she grew up on 518. Of course, I shouldn't have listened to her, because instead of getting right back on the freeway, we have to drive up to Bay Area Blvd to get back on.
Anywho, as we're riding up the feeder (that's what it's called here in Houston, feeder, not access road or whatever...) there's a car doing about 35 in the left lane, which is the lane that leads onto the freeway, and getting onto I-45 at under 45 MPH isn't how it works. So I accelerate and pass them in the right lane. I am sure I was going faster than 45MP (posted speed) so I'll accept that.
A cop is pulling out of the strip center at the same time I'm passing and then getting back over to enter the freeway. He pulls out... lights me up as soon as I enter. I pull over. I get out my licenses. He walks up, he asks for license. I hand him DL and CHL. He asks if I'm carrying, I say I am and it's right here (pointing down below my feet.) He says, "no problem, just keep your hands up by your steering wheel. Do you have insurance?" I tell him I do and it's in my console, and he says, "don't worry about it, I'll look it up. "
"The reason I stopped you is I verified your speed at 67 MPH."
"Hmmm... I didn't think it was that fast, but I was going around a car doing about 35, which you probably saw."
"I'll be right back."
He goes and does his thing and comes back with a ticket 65 in a 45.
"So, you got me on radar doing 67?"
"Yeah, I saw you about 500 yds back and pointed THE LASER out the window and got you."
"Yeah, I got cars coming off that exit ramp all the time."
"I wasn't on the exit ramp."
"But I saw you dart out around that car."
"Right, because they were going slow and I didn't want to try to get on I45 doing 40."
So... A cop rolling out of parking lot picked me up 500 yards away, doing 67... when 500 yards away, I was behind another car... because I also had to "dart out" which he also saw...
What really happened is, a cop saw me swing around a car... I was definitely speeding. No problem with that. Just say, "you had to be going over 45 when you passed me." Don't lie and say, "I put the laser on you... out the window..."
1. he was rolling perpendicular to me. rolling with laser = not gonna work. rolling perpendicular with a laser REALLY won't work.
2. he acted as if he saw me coming off an exit ramp - i was not.
3. i got a ticket in Webster, tx with a CHL... on a bull case... if it wasn't 40 miles from my house to Webster, i'd show up with my attorney. instead, i'll just take DD (assuming the fees aren't too high, because if they are, i'll take them to a jury trial for jacking me around.)
He was nice enough and whatnot, but he's lying... so much for the, "you're one of the good guys and i'm not against you"...