I am a LEO. If he's retiring, why write the ticket at all. I wouldn't have unless the driver was a real douche and/or reckless. Something is peculiar here, hmmm. Since the OP had a sensible conversation, I doubt his behavior compelled the LEO to write the ticket. I'm confused.
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