Q: Got a ticket from an accident.
I was heading home on a county road. The truck ahead of me went around a large combine. I checked and decided to pass as well. When i got by the combine, I looked in the rear view mirror and then looked forward. The guy that had passed in front of me had practically stopped to negotiate his turn onto a side road. He had not pulled into the turn lane. I clipped his left rear with my front right. It was on the county line and we had to wait for two different county sheriffs to arrive. They decided to call in the state police. After much discussion, the state patrol officer said he would mail the reports to each of us. Nothing was mentioned about citing me. Well, I received a summons for "Duty to Drive with Due Care" in the mail. Upon calling I found that it is a $150 ticket. I did not have collision so it is costing us $2000 to do the repairs and I have been unemployed for the past 2 years for medical reasons. The citation says the ticket was issued in person. Is this contestable?
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