So I'm out on a drive checking out all the flood waters in the area. As I'm driving home there a couple pylons with flashing lights in the center of the road but you can see down the road for a mile or so as it head up a hill to higher ground but the road is dry. The pylons were not "blocking" the road so I figured they were more of a precautionary as there was no road closed sign and its a road I drive several times a week and know it was safe to pass. Another vehicle follows me. Coming up to the other end about a 1 1/2 miles down the road is a completely blocked road with a cop sitting there. He immediately jumps out and explains the road is closed due to the fact that they believe the water will cover the road later in the evening. So he proceeds to write me a $100 ticket for failure to obey a traffic control device and the same to the vehicle that followed me. Now while I'm waiting for my ticket another officer pulls up and talks for a few quick seconds and speeds off. I had my camera so I quick snap a quick photo and proceed to go back and take a photo of where I entered. The cop that sped off went to move the barriers!!
I'm thinking this is an entrapment!
So I looked up in Iowa law and found this:
321.257 Official traffic control signal.
f. A "flashing yellow" light means vehicular traffic shall proceed through the intersection or past such signal with caution.
So I'm no legal genious but hoping there's one here. Here's some pics. Again the second photo we were able to drive onto the road without driving off the road to get around the barriers. The barriers had been moved after we drove through. Do I have enough to fight this or should I just pay the $100 and have a violation on my record? Again there were no "Road Closed" signs.