Hard decision.... ahhh, just move to some other city and get the Nikon :)
Hey, hard decisions require sound advice. LOL
pay the ticket, it'll help lighten your conscious and reduce stress when you know you have one less thing you owe people.
You already know the answer.
nobody buys cameras anymore. I would look for a third option
Buy the Nikon D3100 and then photograph yourself in the process of being broke and dying of starvation.
Do the responsible thing. Pay your ticket! Then save for a Nikon.
Sounds like you have your mind made up. But I would play it safe so you dont get a record on your report.
Just pay your fine and be done with it.... it sucks but its the responsible thing to do! :)
You could take some cool photos next time you get pulled over !