Friday, July 30, 2004

New Detroit Police Policy on Speeders?

As reported in The Detroit Free Press,  Christine Beatty, the chief of staff of the Mayor of Detroit, was stopped for speeding.

Once she was pulled over she demanded of the cops  "Do you know who the (expletive) I am?" and proceeded to call the Chief of Police on her cell phone.

The police then decided to quash the speeding ticket.  The Sergeant in charge of the stop,  Sgt. Robert Lalone has stated that  he'd "show the same courtesy to any city worker. Because we're all underpaid and overworked."   Looks like that can be a great new excuse to get out of a ticket: Show a Detroit employee ID and claim to be overworked and underpaid.  Perhaps the Detroit PD will extend this excuse to all who drive in the motor city, after all we're all overworked and underpaid, regadless of whether we work for the City of Detroit or not.

Impressively, Ms. Beatty's license has previously been suspended four times for nonpayment of previous tickets., I guess she's just too overworked and underpaid to pay them.

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