Chicago resident Evangelina Paredes was issued a speeding ticket in Stickney, Illinois and, then, drove away. Unbeknownst to her, it was love at first sight for issuing police officer Chris Collins. The smitten cop illegally used Department of Motor Vehicle records to locate Paredes’ home address and, then, went to her house.
Collins left the following note on her car:
“It’s Chris … that ugly bald Stickney cop who gave you a ticket. I know this may seem crazy and you’re probably right, but truth is I have not stopped thinking about you since. I don’t expect a girl as attractive as you to … even go for a guy like me, but I’m taking a shot anyways.”
Collins added he’d understand if Paredes never called — but said he wanted to make it up to her for giving her a speeding ticket. “I did cost you $132 — least I can do is buy you dinner.”
Paredes is now suing the officer claiming she was fearful that a policeman could stalk her. The officer told a local news outlet that he had no bad intentions. He just wanted a date.
I am a canadian and I got a speed ticket yesterday doing 90 in a 65 on interstate I-87 N Lewis,Town of -1656 , Essex County. The officer said , when I passed another vehicle on the right was 90 and the next car was 80, I wondered why he stop my car and won’t stop the next one ? My speed was 120 kph at that time. What should I do now ?
It is not a valid defense in New York to claim that the other guy was speeding too, or I was going with the flow of traffic.
Because points from a NY conviction will transfer to Quebec and Ontario, I recommend that you plead not guilty and fight this ticket (assuming you reside in one of these two provinces).