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Last night, on my way home from work, I pulled up to a stoplight behind an Illinois State trooper. We were both in the left turn lane. When the light changed, I proceeded through the intersection behind him, and completed my turn. About a hundred feet down the road, the trooper pulled over onto the shoulder, stopped long enough for me to pass, turned on his lights and siren, and pulled me over. He wrote me a ticket because he said I had followed him too closely through the intersection.

I can't imagine I was behind him for more than a total of ten seconds. I don't think I was following him too closely. I don't know how he could know whether I was one second behind him or two, in the dark, in the rain.

What do you all think? I'm planning on seeing him in court, accompanied by my attorney. I've never fought a ticket before in my life, because I've always known that when I was accused of speeding, that I really had been speeding.
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