I really don't care if anyone believes me or not, but this is my story and I swear its true. About 3 months ago I got pulled on the NB 14 freeway out side Lancaster. I was in my S5 cruising at 77 in the 70 speed limit divided highway freeway. I'm being passed by plenty of faster cars and its pretty common to see 80-85 out there. Because I was not even close to going a "ticket-able" speed I was not scanning the opposite direction too hard for CHP. Then an all white cruiser shoots radar in my face, whips a center median U turn and pulls me over and claims he had me on radar at 82. I'm sure he had someone on radar at 82 but it wasn't me. I wrote this one off as mistaken identity on his part, he's just doing his job, and mistakes happen. However being the proactive guy that I am, I stealthily installed a 9500xi, hard wired in. My attitude was that shit isn't going to happen again and I need a little more help with the electronic awareness battle.
Well that brings me to yesterday, almost the exact same place (different officer). The speed limit is 70MPH here, again NB on 14 FWY. This time I receive KA for close to 4 miles that steadily gets stronger. I was just passing the speed limit change from 65-70 when the KA started showing, so I just keep the cruise set at exactly 70 MPH. I eventually come up on the CHP and he is pulled over to the far right with a customer, and I congratulate my self on my purchase of the radar detector and how much warning it gave me. I punch off the cruise control about 2000 feet prior to passing him and SLOWED to 65, 5 under the limit. I then changed lanes from the #2 lane to the #1 lane to give him more room and be polite. As I pass him he pulls out behind me and lights me up. I'm thinking WTF. To my utter amazement he proceeds to tell me he had me on radar at 86 and writes me up for that. He did not see the radar detector or say anything about it if he did. I asked him if he even did a visual estimation of my speed which he replies "Yep, in my rear view mirror" I asked him if he saw me change lanes to give him more room, and he said doesn't matter. He lied right to my face about the visual estimation (or he is really bad at it).
Now keep in mind the entire time I am going exactly 70 in a 70 with my detector blaring KA, for about 4 miles; I am being passed by faster cars like crazy. I actually wanted to somehow warn them of a CHP up ahead, but could not really do that on the freeway.
I have now lost all respect for the once "Honorable" CHP. They have become nothing more than lying tax collectors for the broke Peoples Republic of California. I really don't know what else I could have done yesterday to avoid a ticket other than not leave the house. I honestly think this is a case of "That Audi with the distinctive day time running lights deserves a ticket" and the truth does not matter to them.
I plan to fight both of these tickets, so now I will have a front row seat as to how much justice one can receive in the justice department. I am not too optimistic on that count.
End rant, thanks for listening.