Warren’s mayor goes above and beyond

Warren Mayor Gets Speeding Ticket: Mayor Insists On Being Written Violation

He was doing about 5 over on a main road. He’d never had a citation before. He’s not some kid with a car full of fellow teenagers. It’s possible that the officer recognized him (always good to recognize your boss’s boss), but I have to think Mr. Fouts got the same treatment as anyone else would have gotten in that situation. I guess it’s good that he’s, um, extremely dedicated to good government, but … actually, to set an example, as he wishes to do, he could’ve just not driven too fast in the first place. I’m just saying. But hey, it’s his $100.

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I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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2 Responses to Warren’s mayor goes above and beyond

  1. jjfmi says:

    A few questions here…

    !. Will the officer who initially issued the warning get in trouble for NOT having written a ticket in the first place? There are actually quite a few cops out there who will check the driver’s record and choose to issue a warning, rather than a ticket. (I had just such an encounter recently in South Lyon. THANK you, Officer… whoever you are.)

    2. Will the Warren P.D. start issuing MORE citations now because of the mayor’s example? The article didn’t mention the exact speed shown on the officer’s radar, but many police departments usually allow a 5 mph pad over the limit to allow for errors in the radar hardware. (Note to self – start setting the cruise control AT the speed limit when driving in Warren…)

    I think it’s cool that Mr. Fouts insists on being treated like any other speeder, though. Can you imagine the same scenario happening to, say, a member of the Detroit City Council? (shudder)

    • songdogmi says:

      Those are really good questions. I certainly don’t want the police to be more strict on the 1-5 mph over folks.

      But yes, he certainly sets a standard of behavior that a few other officials in the region would not agree with.

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