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04-17-09, 07:40 PM #1
Mayor gets speeding warning, demands ticket
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan mayor says a warning wasn't enough after he was stopped for speeding. So he asked for a ticket instead — and got it.
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts was pulled over Monday on the way to City Hall for going 45 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer told him to watch it next time.
Fouts says he was uncomfortable the entire day with just a warning, thinking it might be construed as favoritism. So he called the deputy police commissioner and demanded the ticket.
Police delivered it to Fouts' office and Fouts paid the $100 fine.
Fouts told The Detroit News that he "had to set an example."
04-17-09, 08:01 PM #2
I don't understand even looking at a car 5 over, but ok.
The public officials have to risk being perceived as receiving favoritism. Our Darin pulled over one of his judges once and when he realized it wanted to warn him. He insisted on the ticket.Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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04-18-09, 06:28 AM #3
Yeah I say why is the cop pulling someone over for 5 over? Hell our judge would prob throw that ticket out if it got to court. hehehCHIRP! CHIRP!
04-18-09, 08:24 AM #4
I'm known for being pretty aggressive with speeders, but yeah, even I won't stop someone for five over. To each his own though.
The sheriff in my county was cited a few years ago after an on duty accident that was his fault. The responding officer (different department) did not cite him, and he insisted on one.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.
04-18-09, 08:39 AM #5
I don't beleive an elected official insisting on a citation here has ever happened. Doubtful it ever will. Their constituents would think they were crazy and never vote for them again. Hell if they can't get out of their own ticket how could they fix anyone elses. Geez.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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04-18-09, 11:56 AM #6SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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