Judge Dismisses Waldo's Final 3 Speeding Tickets

New Sheriff Asks for Ticket After Getting Caught Speeding
Posted at 11:46 AM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 08:09:28-04

WALDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge in north Florida has dismissed the last three speeding tickets written by police officers from a small town with a notorious reputation as a speed trap.

The move came after officials in Waldo on Oct. 1 disbanded its small police force after the state launched an investigation into ticket quotas and other issues.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office has taken over policing the town between Jacksonville and Gainesville, and says deputies will still pull over anyone caught speeding.

The Gainesville Sun ( reports that court records show 104 Waldo police tickets were dismissed between Sept. 1 and Thursday.

While the city no longer has its own officers, Waldo will still receive money from tickets written by sheriff's deputies within city limits.


Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun,


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