Failure to pull over

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Re: Failure to pull over

Unread post by joe comp on

I highly disagree about your statement of my lack of due diligence. What about the 4 cars that were behind me about 7 car lengths back, travelling faster than I was? What about none of the cars who pulled over to the side and stopped like I was told on this board to have done that never did as the office pursued me?


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Unread post by Stanton on

What happened with your charge? Your last post was almost 3 years ago so I'm assuming it's been dealt with in Court.


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Unread post by joe comp on

Was just looking at this and noticed a response years later wondering what happened to me. I went to court and lost. The cop lied about a couple of facts so.....I was told by to JP that I must come to a complete stop. Even though there were cars several feet behind me and literally snow drifts for a shoulder and I was in between 2 emergency vehicles. Actually all these years later I'm still (childishly? )bitter. Well now I do come to a complete stop like I was instructed to. I've cut off several vehicles including a transport truck one time to get over and stop. If they don't make a move to get over I sure as heck do regardless.

Also in response to ABS

Under severe conditions when the entire road is covered with ice, all four wheels may lock simultaneously. Unless at least one wheel is turning, the ABS will react as if the vehicle has stopped. When this occurs, the ABS is defeated, and the driver will need to go back to the pumping technique


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Unread post by jsherk on

I assume this charge is for not pulling over for the ambulance? And the officer that wrote the ticket was on the side of the road with the other vehicle?

Remember, NEVER lie on the stand, but if your testimony is along the lines that by the time you saw the ambulance you did not feel you could pull over because of the other vehicle and police car that were on the side of the road, then that might be sufficient to win. I would however NOT mention all those other intersections you slid thru earlier though.

Do you have disclosure yet? Can you post officers notes?
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jsherk wrote:Do you have disclosure yet? Can you post officers notes?
joe comp wrote:I went to court and lost.
This charge is from 5 years ago and he's already been convicted.


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Unread post by jsherk on

Oh sorry, yes I see that now... did not read the earlier posts!
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Unread post by karra on

Read the section again - it states 'if safe to do so...'
Seems to me, you have a pretty good defence.


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The speed limit is not the speed limit in all circumstances. I attended a 4x4 in a ditch and he said it wasn't his fault because the roads were bad and he wasn't speeding. I brought his attention to the fact that I'd managed to reach him a rear wheel drive Crown Vic and that although the speed limit was 80, that wasn't a safe speed that day. He looked confused but took the ticket.




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