First off yes it is a law that you can be arrested if you fail to sign. Not signing is not against the law speeding is against the lay. When he refused to sign he refused to appear before the court. When you receive a citation it is the same as being arrested however, you are released at the scene on your own recognizance. If you fail to sign the ticket then they can choose to make a physical arrest and not do an ROR.
Also, I have never seen a speeding ticket that did not have the speed violation right on the citation. If he would have looked at the ticket instead of refusing to look at or sign it his questions would have been answered. The officer is not required to answer any questions the answers are on the citation. I am not sure where anyone gets the idea that they are required to answer any questions. If you can show me a statute in the Utah Revised Statutes saying they are required to answer the suspects questions then I will admit I am wrong but I don't think you will find anything of the sort.
One other thing to keep in mind is that we cannot hear what all was said in the initial conversation as the vehicles passing by over powered the talking.
Someone also said he lied to his supervisor. If you look at the video the other officer is not a supervisor it is a county deputy that responded to assist. I do agree he did not tell the man he would taser him but as I said the man should have realized considering he admits in the interview he saw the cop pull a "Gun".
If the subject really thought it was a gun he really is an idiot for not complying. I am not saying that the officer could not have done something to avoid the outcome. However, what I am saying is he was completely within the law (IN MY OPINION).
The idea of judging him on what he could have or had not done scares the **** out of me what if the Liberals could make rules based on their principles alone. Not one of us would be able to own a gun. Good thing they can't because the law protects us the same as it should for this officer.
HERE IS A VIDEO TO PONDER:
This is the Utah Higway Patrol in Ogden, UT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utSjnTqP ... re=related
Now I know everything is not the same it never is in any stop. However, a subject should always be treated respectfully but always as a dangerous person.