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    Police Chief writes himself a ticket.

    http://www.themilwaukeechannel.com/n...34/detail.html

    Police Chief Writes Himself Ticket

    POSTED: 11:38 am CST January 30, 2007

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    KEWASKUM, Wis. -- It's not usually news when a police officer writes a ticket -- unless it's the chief and he gives the ticket to himself.

    Village of Kewaskum Police Chief Richard Knoebel said he was driving to work when he became distracted by a truck stopping on one side of the street.

    He said he didn't see a school bus with its lights flashing and a stop sign out on the other side of the four-lane road.


    The chief said he didn't know he had passed the stopped bus until it was too late.

    When he realized what he had done, he issued himself a $235 ticket.

    "When we get someone for not stopping for a flashing school bus we give them a citation. So I shouldn't be any different so I did," Knoebel said.

    Not only did the chief have to pay a hefty fine, he gave himself a four-point penalty on his license.
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    Well, good for him.
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    Well done of the chief I'd say.
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    dont mess around in that town. he REALLY dosent care who he writes


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    When he realized what he had done, he issued himself a $235 ticket.

    They call that a "hefty fine"?...and he didn't loose his license? only a 4 pointer? geez......

    Last one I wrote for this was $1087.50 and she lost her license
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    I'm way big on no hypocrisy so YAY for the chief -- good on him!

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    Pretty honest and fair of him!
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    Kewauskum is a pretty small city. If he hadn't written himself, their would have been a big public outcry. I respect the guy.
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    Ok I'm 'gonna play devil's advocate................ just one word.........

    idiot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountyFourteen View Post
    When he realized what he had done, he issued himself a $235 ticket.

    They call that a "hefty fine"?...and he didn't loose his license? only a 4 pointer? geez......

    Last one I wrote for this was $1087.50 and she lost her license
    Thanks for the info.

    And yeah, this guy seems honest to a fault. I respect that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleydoright View Post
    Ok I'm 'gonna play devil's advocate................ just one word.........

    idiot!
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    I don't get why people are giving this guy credit.

    He paid $235 to keep his job. That's all there was to it. If he didn't write the ticket he'd be national news. He did write himself up and got regional attention. He's no saint, he knew he blew it and wrote himself a job saving ticket. What, you think he didn't know he screwed up before he wrote himself the ticket?

    Shame the media got ahold of it at all. That $235 ticket won't help him with the nightmares he'll be having. That's the real punishment, the ticket was just form.

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    The story doesn't say if he was in a POV or a marked patrol car. If he had been in a POV, or maybe even an unmarked car, he probably could have gotten away with it without anyone knowing.
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