Almost, but not quite
I was working in the Traffic Division as a traffic enforcement officer on a police motorcycle. I had my radar gun on my motorcycle and saw a vehicle speeding. The radar gun confirmed what I had observed. I conducted a traffic stop and the driver was a lone female blonde adult. She was visibly upset about being stopped for speeding. I did my best to calm her down and wrote her a ticket for the speeding violation. Before leaving, I told her that I was scheduled for my annual vacation at the end of the month and if she went to court on the ticket I would not be there, so the ticket would be dismissed. She thanked me for the information and went on her way.
About two weeks after I had returned from vacation, I received a court subpoena to attend Traffic Court. I went into our Records Department and pulled out our copy of the ticket to see if I remembered the incident. I then went to the Traffic Court, and standing outside in the hallway was the same blonde female adult I had issued the speeding ticket to just before I went on vacation. I walked up to her and asked her if she had done what I told her to do and gone to court while I was away on vacation. She told me, “Yes, I went to court while you were gone and the judge told me you were unavailable. The judge then said that since you were not available that day, would I be willing to continue my case when you returned?” She then told me that she agreed to wait until I returned to have her case heard before the court. Needless to say, she was found guilty of the speeding violation.
— Chief Paul Wadley
Huntington Park P.D., ret.