Update: So I decide I'm going to court. After a week or so, listening to reports about the status of the arresting officer's health ( he's on life support and has never regained consciousness) I call the states attorney and have a chat with her. Very nice lady and very polite. I tell her my story and she says, "well you can take the online course and it will never go on your record." I say, "I can't do that because of the information sent to me my ticket doesn't allow me to do that because I was supposedly clocked too high. She says, "well we can knock that down from $140 to $120 and you can pay $42.50 for the course."
I say that I'm not going to do this because this is a bogus ticket and I'm going for dismissal. And I would like of 'motion of discovery' on all the records of car, radar, tuning forks, logs of tuning, officer's training and records, and logs on the radar that day. She says just send us a letter request and they would be glad to send it to me, that I have plenty of time. I asked her if the arresting officer is going to be there, because I have lots of questions for him. She replies that I certainly hope so. That's when I reveal to her that I'm aware of his situation. She then says that she is not allowed to give me advice over the phone. (I get it) So we politely end the conversation. I comply and never receive anything from them. So now they have not even complied with motion of discovery of which I'm entitled to. In the meantime the officer passes away, and may God rest his soul.
I have about a month to gather and practice what I'm going to do and say in court. I mean all those years of watching Perry Mason, Columbo, and Matlock are now going to pay off!
I'm ready...court day. I go in about an hour early to watch the proceedings. Your name is called. You approach the bench. Judge asks if you are that person and to state how old you are and date of birth. Charges are read then discussions.
My name is called and as I'm approaching the bench the assistant states attorney says to the judge, "We have dismissed this case." The judge looks at me and says, Mr. Fendley your case has been dismissed and you are free to go." What!!!! (I'm thinking) I don't even get to rip anybody's a$$! The judge is looking at me like you better not say nothing, so I bite the bullet and humbly retreat to the exit knowing full well that anything I say at this point is only going to cost me money or worse. Long story short CASE DISMISSED. One observation on all of this was that the state gave me ample opportunity to pay them money as most people will vs losing a couple of days pay. But I'm retired...and I could wait it out....