I fought the law and the law won. Alas, my 37-year perfect driving streak has come to an end.
I didn’t go down without a fight. My “move over” violation had a gray area, but in the end, the judge sided with the police officer.
One reason I contested the ticket was to go through the whole process first-hand, which I figured would make an interesting column. I hadn’t been in a municipal court since 1980 as a cub reporter in Greenwood.