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SAME experience in same town!!! (m) (archive)

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Posted by Powered on June 19, 2000 at 20:29:36:

In Reply to: WOW.. talk about unconstitutional. Thats F%cked up posted by eom on June 19, 2000 at 14:07:36:

These small GA towns have a stay until you pay policy, my friend was driving on a suspended liscense and they charged him a total of $1500 for the list of infractions they concocted and he had to sit in jail until he came up with the cash. This involved two turns to use the phone in 12 hours and another wait of 12 hours for them to escort him to the ATM machine when he couldn't resolve it over the telephone = 2 days in jail!!

The funny thing is that there is no record of this. He was apparently not arrested even though he was held in jail for two days without bond and he didn't get a formal citation, only a receipt. They said you pay or you wait until your court date???

This town had maybe one gas station and one restaurant ...that's right IHOP. This is obviously a large percentage of their income as a town.

It was about 20 min. north of Valdosta.

: : 99 in a 65 near Valdosta, GA. April 1998. Topped a hill on I-75 and got hit with laser three times. Valentine One went crazy, but it was too late.

: : GA State Trooper took "pity" on me and recorded the lowest of three readings (all taken within a few seconds of each other -- 103, 101, and 99). He took my license, had me follow him to a gas station where three others were waiting w/ another Trooper. They took us all to the county courthouse and put us behind bars until we payed our fines. Heh, I even got my mug taken.

: : $384 ticket, had to pay it on the spot or spend a night in jail.

: : NOTHING beats laser and do NOT speed near Valdosta... speed traps galore.

: : later,
: : matt

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