On January 29th in Pulaski County Missouri a State Highway Patrolman pulled me over and claimed I was driving over the speed limit. I gave him my license and insurance proof. While I was waiting in my car I saw several police cars with lights flashing driving away. At that point the patrolman ran up to my car, handed me my license and insurance and said “You’re free to leave”. I thought that was the end of it-that he realized his mistake that I hadn’t been speeding and left to join the other officers. He ran back to his car and peeled out with sirens blairing. Today I got a statement in the mail saying I had a ticket-further research revealed that the officer gave me a ticket-even though he never told me this nor did he have me sign it. Also there is NO court date for the speeding ticket he issued. I must pay within 45 days or my license will be suspended and THEN I will get a court date. Due process is turned on its head in this one.
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