Do all cruisers come equipped with Radar that displays somewhere in the car for oncoming and rear coming cars?
I ask because I was driving my friends home from a bar ( designated drunk driver, jk i was sober) and I turned into a residential area (closish to a bar) and flicked my high beams on and off quickly to let an oncoming car really far in the distance aware of my presense as the street is narrow. I guess it got his attention because as I passed the car doing '50ish' in a 50, he flicked his lights on and did a U-turn to pull me over. a block from my friends place lol.
Instead of the standard 'do you know how fast you were going back there?' I got,
PO:"Going a little quick there, 72 in a 50"
ME:"Do you have a radar in the car?"
Then I got teh standard have you been drinking, where you coming from, etc questions. He took my license away to his cruiser for 5 minutes, and decided to give me a warning. But mentioned I am racking up several speeding tickets... I've had 2 since I got my license, but I don't consider that a problem. But I am grateful for the warning, I didn't see that coming.
So my question is, would an officer say you were doing 72 in a 50 to get me to admit guilt, and write me up for that or did his radar actually clock 72?
Obviously the main intent of the stop was to see if I was drinking...
I'm not calling him a liar but I was in 4th gear lugging along in my car like I normally do, not paying attention to my speedo but by feel of the motor I know how fast I'm going. Any experienced standard driver will know what I'm talking about here.