Q: Can an EMS pull you over?
I came up on an accident as I was headed home from work. As I approached the scene I was flagged to come on by so I proceeded through. As I was passing through the apparent supervisor hollered at me to “slow down” at this point I was maybe doing 5-10 mph on an extremely narrow road. So I keep going well as I push the gas my truck revs up (has an exhaust leak from exhaust manifold) and it’s loud. Well I continue on and I have one of the EMS trucks pull up behind me like they needed to get around so I pull over out so he can go on. Well he pulls up behind me and evidently was told to chase me down by the supervisor who hollered at me. So I am trying to figure out what is going on and why the heck they pulled me over. Well about 10 minutes goes by the man that hollered at me pulls up and then a Hinds county SO pulls up starts running my tag etc. I ask what this is for I get told “you’re about to find out.” Long story short he gave me a careless driving ticket. How is that lawful?
A: The issuance of a citation/ticket under these circumstances is most likely valid, however the ticket is simply an accusation that you committed an infraction-----based on your post, there are legal defenses available to you, as well as perhaps the less than common sense of the EMS people out there, and as such, I highly recommend that you consult and hire a traffic ticket attorney in your area to represent you on this. I do not think you want a careless operation on your record unless a judge finds you guilty----in other words, fight this ticket. Good luck.
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