I've heard of this happening before, but always shrugged it off as being almost impossible. However, today made me a believer.
This morning at approximately 9:15 a.m. I was traveling I-95 North, just north of Pooler, GA, with my V1 mounted high and running full-on. My wife and I were on our way to church and, admittedly, I was running slightly over the speed limit because we were running late. After passing the Pooler (GA) exit I noticed a red Nissan Titan pickup ahead traveling at a pretty good clip. I usually take special notice of Nissan trucks because I drive a new red Nissan Frontier and it's just something that catches my eye. All of a sudden I see the taillights of the Titan, which was slightly ahead of me, start dancing and it was obvious he is braking for a reason. To avoid a rear end collision I move over to the passing lane to avoid hitting the red Titan in the rear. At this point, my V1 had remained silent and I had no idea why the red Titan was braking so dramatically. As I passed the Nissan Titan and was merging back into the center lane (this is a 3-lane stretch of interstate), I noticed a Pooler PD car parked beside the roadway and the officer, who had obviously been outside his vehicle, was opening his car door. I looked at him and thought that he had either just written someone a ticket and was returning to his car, or was about to go after someone. My wife then turned to me and stated, "I think he might have you confused with that red truck behind us ... he was looking at you." I told her that that was impossible because my V1 would have lit up like a Christmas tree had he locked in on me. At this point, the V1 had not even whimpered, so I continued, unconcerned, on my way at a speed slightly over the speed limit. Out of curiosity I kept an eye on the rearview mirror and noticed the Pooler PD cruiser enter the roadway and drive past the (previously speeding) red Nissan Titan pickup. The cruiser then pulled in behind me. CRAP!!! Sure enough, he activated his emergency lights and I pulled over. The officer approached my vehicle and told me that he "clocked" me on Laser at 88 mph in a 65 mph zone. "Really?", I asked ... telling him that was impossible. The officer was undeterred by any of my comments and quickly wrote out a citation for speeding. Unfortunately for me, a ticket for 88 mph puts me in Georgia's "Super Speeder" category and results in an additional $1,000 fine (and other penalties) beyond what fine the local authorities will impose.
It is absolutely unquestionable that the officer confused my red Frontier for the red Titan, since they both look extremely similar at a distance.
I suppose tomorrow I will contact an attorney to see what my options are.
I am open to any suggestions!