Drive Safely

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I was attending District Court and had the opportunity to hear testimony in a preliminary hearing. The driver of an automobile was traveling 76 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone. That said, the officer had probable cause to stop the vehicle. Moral to this story is that signs mean what they say. The driver had asked the officer just how fast he could go on a road marked 70 MPH, to which the officer answered appropriately-70. And I know that we all are guilty of pushing this envelope just a little recognizing that an officer generally will not stop you if your speed is not too fast.

The problem arises when that innocent push discloses major criminal activity. This driver was then allegedly discovered to be committing a felony offense. Be you criminal or not, drive safely and abide by the rules folks, especially during the Holiday season.

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