Defendant was cited for violation of Vehicle Code section 22350. The officer checked radar on the ticket.
The case went to trial in the Superior Court, Ventura County, where the defendant cited People v Goulet and pointed out that the survey had a critical speed of 46 mph which could in no way justify the posted limit of 35 mph. Further, the 35 mph limit made violators out of 96% of all of the drivers in the survey.
Judge Barrett noted that he knows the judges who wrote the Goulet decision, and then proceeded to ignore it and find the defendant guilty.
The DA did not file a Response Brief; the Appellate Division affirmed their findings in Goulet and reversed Judge Barrett.