I got pulled over by an officer today and I'm not sure if I'm getting a ticket or not
To make a long story short, my wife and I were on our way to dinner at 7pm tonight when it was foggy and a little dark.
I will admit that as I approached the intersection the light was amber/yellow and as I drove through the intersection
the light turned red when I was half way through the intersection.
I saw a cop that was on the side of the road who then made a right turn and tailgated me until the next intersection.
From there he flashed his lights and told me he saw me run a red and asked for my license and registration and that he'll be back.
He sat in his car for a bit, punched some stuff on the computer and I noticed that when he was walking back to my car, he didn't have
a sheet of yellow paper with him. He just gave me back my license and registration and said "Just so you know, that's a $325 ticket and 4 demerit points, you are suppose to stop at all ambers and reds...have a good night"
He then walked back to his car and drove off...
..........I don't get it, did I get a ticket?
I know sometimes they can send you a ticket in the mail, my wife came across that once but the officer clearly stated that she should be expecting the ticket in the mail.
I was very polite when speaking to the officer.
Could it be that when he looked up my record, he saw that the last 2 times I've had a ticket that I was successfully able to file for an 11B and he thought there's no point in this ticket? lol I know that's just my wishful thinking...
Can anybody help shed some light on this?
How long do I have to wait for an officer to send me a ticket in the mail until I know for sure that I wasn't written up for this incident?
I have used that line several times but did follow up with telling them they're not getting a ticket.
I just wish he'd be more specific during his explanation so I can sleep better at night lol
he ended the conversation with either "I'll let you go with a warning for now but don't do it again"
"You'll be receiving something in the mail"
Then I'd be able to get this off my mind