I was asked by my employer to cover a field unit that is 2 hours from where I normally work, due to a staff member being laid off. Because my personal vehicle is unstable - I was driving my employer's fleet vehicle for the very first time and was not really comfortable in the car I had been driving for nearly 2 hours. It was my third time covering as a substitute (the first two times I rented a vehicle) - but the first time I got a ticket. I had been on the right lane, and decided to pass up the vehicle that was driving at a slower pace. That is when the CHP truck said I was "allegedly" doing 83 in a 65 zone.
The officer said I could write the judge - and not travel 2 hours for a court appearance. I want to do a Trial by Declaration but I am not sure how that would work.