August 18, 2005

Fight the ticket

Ladies and gents, I beat my speeding ticket.

What, you didn't know?

Well, yes, I was horribly tempted to tell everyone about it, but I decided against it.

That is, until now.

This past June, I was pulled over and given the infamous yellow slip of insurance death. However, I signed the dotted line and professed my innocence, posting my collateral for appearance at trial.

On Monday, I faced the judge and my accuser--the Commonwealth of Pa. When you hear your name being squared up against the entire state, you get chills.

However, you must square your shoulders, look the judge in the eye and face the issue head-on.

The police officer, who turned out to be the chief of police in South Greensburg, allegedly clocked me at 40 in a 25.

He didn't mark on my ticket that he clocked me; instead, he said "other" was the method of finding my speed. I fought that, especially. He wanted to enter into evidence the clocked sheet; I don't think I should have let him.

But it all turned out okay anyway.

The speed was reduced to 30 in a 25, and, according to the Pennsylvania Point System, I should not be receiving any huge spikes in my car insurance. Hallelujah.

I even get money back, which is great, because I'm off to SHU next week for books. And...I have extensive plans for clothes shopping. Retail therapy, how I've missed thee. :-D

Posted by Amanda Cochran at August 18, 2005 11:29 AM | TrackBack


Good thing you got the money back... you're headed back to SHU next week, which means you'll have many more parking tickets.

Posted by: Mike Rubino at August 18, 2005 3:57 PM

I've gotten out of two of those, too. :-)

I just have to pop by the Registrar's Office for my new commuter permit.

Posted by: Amanda at August 18, 2005 4:35 PM

Glad to hear everything turned out well.

Posted by: ChrisU at August 18, 2005 5:02 PM

Sad I won't be able to join you in retail therapy with my crutches in tow... But at least you're hopping right along. Or was that me doing the hopping?

Posted by: Karissa at August 19, 2005 8:21 AM

Don't worry, Karissa. I'll bring all my purchases to your room and show you. Everything is going to be okay, too. Hopping or frolicking or meandering--makes no difference--each day is progress.

I'm off tonight to shop, and tomorrow night I'm off on assignment, hobnobbin' with the socialites of the state. More on that. ;-)

Posted by: Amanda at August 19, 2005 8:39 AM

By the way, I spoke with Campus Police today about parking passes--they're FIFTY dollars this year instead of thirty. Geez. Let's choke my wallet and bank account a little more, shall we???? ;-/

Posted by: Karissa at August 19, 2005 11:09 PM

I know, Katie told me.

I wonder where that money is going?

Posted by: Amanda at August 20, 2005 9:16 AM
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