First off, I'm innocent. I wasn't being a dumb fucking squid. I know you jumped in here to flame, but too bad!
I have my court date on Dec. 18th and I'm hoping to get some advice on court procedures, what to ask the officer, etc.
Here's the story:
I was on a big group ride through the mountains (about 40 riders in all). We were at a gas station meeting up and then splitting off. We saw the officer drive though the gas station and we waved at him btw. I went with one friend onto the highway to head home. We were on the highway for about 20-30 minutes. 3 riders from the group then caught up to us. We were riding as a group of 5 for about 3-5 minutes when I saw the officer coming up fast. At the time he got right behind us we were in traffic doing about 65-75 in a 75. He was right on our ass running our plates. After about a minute he throws on his lights. The 3 of us furthest back get over into the right lane.
The two guys in front never noticed him and they sped up when traffic cleared. He chased them down and pulled one guy over and one took off. The three of us were still riding behind. The officer gets out of his car and runs into the highway (I thought he was going to get hit by a car honestly) to flag us to pull over. We all pull over. So now there are 4 of us pulled over.
He says that he was chasing us doing over 100. He also said he got cut off by a car at one point which I think helps my case because that would mean he would have to go even faster than us to catch us, but anyway. He gives all of us 100+ mph criminal speeding tickets. My friend and I had never been speeding and if he was chasing anyone it was the 3 guys that caught up to us.
Not only that, but out of the 40 or so guys in the group, I don't know how he could even positively identify me, especially since he never even witnessed me speeding.
Anyway, if anyone has any advice on how to handle this, I would greatly appreciate it. That's a pretty heavy ticket that is based on pure bs.
Oh and the guy that "chased" us didn't even write the ticket. It was quittin' time so he called back up and that guy wrote the ticket. So the officer on the ticket never witnessed a thing except four guys sitting on the side of the highway.
Thanks in advance for any help.