Habitual Traffic Offender Spared Loss of License.
A habitual traffic offender was charged with – yet again – committing more traffic violations. According to a police report, an officer traveling on the freeway in his police cruiser noticed a vehicle in his rear view mirror approaching rapidly. The officer also noticed the motorist weave in and out of traffic, and then merge into the officer’s lane directly in front of the cruiser nearly causing a collision. After estimating the motorist’s speed at approximately 85 mph in a 55 mph zone, the officer stopped the motorist. The officer then cited him with four traffic offenses: a marked lanes violation for changing lanes without a directional, speeding operating without a seatbelt, and without being in possession of his driver’s license. The officer also charged the motorist with the misdemeanor offense of reckless driving. At a pretrial conference, Attorney Calcagni successfully negotiated for the dismissal of all charges against the motorist upon the payment of court costs. The motorist was not sentenced to any fine, loss of license or other form of punishment which would impact or jeopardize his license to operate a motor vehicle.