My sympathies to you and mumpad. I know how it feels. At least SonofEva didn't hurt himself.
He'd had his license for about one month when he got a speeding ticket for going 74 in a 45 mph zone. He and a buddy (who had also only had his license for a short period of time) thought they were alone on a country road outside of town and started racing. Unfortunately for them, the sheriff was watching. Both will have to wait until they are 18 to get an unrestricted license now, and both had to pay their own tickets. SonofEva's was $174.
No, we did not pay his ticket. And yes, we think it's probably a good idea that he will have to wait an extra year and a half to be able to carry more than one passenger and not have a curfew. To his credit, he didn't get angry at us. He knew he was the one who screwed up, and he'd have to pay the price.