LeBron ticketed for driving 101 mph on highway

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  1. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    FOX Sports on MSN - - LeBron ticketed for driving 101 mph on highway

    Of course he's not guilty, the cops had dreamed it.
     
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    King James knows how to travel.
     
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    What a jerk. Pay the fine and get on with life.
     
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    He might have had to plead not guilty because there could be repercussions with his sponsors, insurance agent and/or the league to a guilty plea.

    In Canada, a not guilty plea allows for negotiation with the Crown, for a lesser fine or penalty.
     
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    Is driving 100 mph bad?
     
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    The same is true in the U.S. You always plead not guilty. The penalty then gets reduced in order to avoid a trial. That's what I heard, at least...
     
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    101 Tay, 101.

    Well, he's still a jerk.
     
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    Maybe LeBron thought he was in Canada, and that negotiating with "the Crown" would mean negotiating with The King, i.e. himself.
     
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    He's going to have to go with the excuse that he thought he was going 101 Km/h. He could further argue that he was in an altered state and didn't notice how quickly the scenery was passing him by.
     
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    There's always the argument that he confused the scenery with the Pistons defense and that is why he flew so quickly through it.
     
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    There's not really a plea in the US. Sure, you can argue in court. What how do you justify going 36 mph over the speed limit? I got ticketed for going 91 in 65 and when I went to the court they were like - " are you kidding me? just go pay your fine, you were driving too fast". LeBron should just pay the fine, get the points, move on with his life. Well, in some states you can actually take driving school once so often and get your points waived so that your insurance rates don't increase. But I guess if you have $$$ you can play the game on the different terms.
     
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    Well they lost earlier that evening to the Hornets in New Orleans and probably got off the plane late in Cleveland and decided to air it out his emotions before preparing for his birthday party later that day.

    Even so driving 100 miles an hour is dangerous to innocent passerbys, other vehicles and of course to the franchise. Can you imagine the one of the top five regognizable faces in basketball losing his life because he wanted to test his car's speed.
     
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    That's not testing his car's speed. We'd be talking 150+ in that case.
     
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    I didn't know Hummers could go that fast?

    Or was he driving momma's Benz?
     
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    Just out of curiosity, how do you beat the speeding ticket? You were going too fast, that's the bottom line, what's there to beat?
     
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    You've obviously never been caught going 100 mph mikhail.

    There are some defenses available:

    You could argue that you were not the car that they saw/ radared going 100. Maybe there were some trees in the way and Varajeao flew by you in a similar vehicle.

    Also, you could get really technical and fight the calibration of the device used to radar you. That got me off one time because they didn't adhere to the 90 day calibration, or whatever it was.

    The safety excuse. You were being chased by a deer. Or in his case, he could say that some suspicious dudes were following after he left the club and he was just trying to safely get away to avoid a Tinsley situation.

    The last resort is to pull the bees excuse as seen in Tommy Boy.
     
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    As I said in one of my previous posts, I was flagged going 91 in 65. I had the court date set and all, and hoped to get rid of points since my driving record was clean. They spent a couple of minutes with me, told me that I was going way too fast, and that there's nothing I can do to fight it. That's my experience.
     
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    Also, the "Do you know who I am?" can sometimes work.

    In Montana, I suggested to the officer that instead of going through the Court system, I could just give him the money and he could follow up with the paper work and submit the cash for me.

    He took the money, but didn't live up to his end of the bargain. It's probably still being processed.
     
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    Well, this is regular Russian way of paying "fines" on the spot. You get no court record, no points, like nothing happened.
     

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