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I think I would have just written him a warning.

(Edit: Good lord, I know you can't be arrested for speeding and this arrest had to be that he failed to take care of the ticket. I've written about that a million times before in connection with this Denton book-in Twitter account. But the guy who says this was "fail to control speed" might have a point. But the point was that if I were the original officer, I think I'd would have just written him a warning. It was comedy. But now a failed bit. Before 9:00 a.m.)


Anonymous said...

It was a warrant. He was cited and failed to do anything about it.

Anonymous said...

Do they mean failure to control how much speed he was taking?

Besides, I didn't think you could be arrested for speeding.

Anonymous said...

8:55, you can be arrested for speeding, but you cannot be arrested On View for it. (Well, even then, there are exceptions.) But in this case, it is for "Fail To Control Speed."

Also? Fail To Control Speed is ALWAYS a citation written pursuant to a wreck. The officer arrived, found that this guy had hit someone, and issued the citation to show fault and to correct the action.

Also? I don't believe that you could ever get a job as a cop to write anyone a ticket, B.G.

Anonymous said...

Calm down BG, 8:55 here. I actually thought he got arrested for speeding based off of the caption on the picture. I was not taking a dig at your attempt at humor, I just really did not know if you could be arrested for it or not (punctuation error). I always heard you could not but just from random people so I took it with a grain of salt. You are getting a little extra thinthitive after the Cuban dust up!

DF Ino Laylawyer

Anonymous said...

No warnings if you cause a crash. Or hell, maybe cops should never cite anyone. Yeah, that would be better...

Anonymous said...

Looks to me like he was guilty of not controlling his speed.

Anonymous said...

FTCS means he caused a wreck. He may have had a warrant or been tweeking, and that's the charge they used to justify the arrest. Really, it means contempt of cop.

Anonymous said...

Transportation Code Section 543.004 states:

"Sec. 543.004. NOTICE TO APPEAR REQUIRED: CERTAIN OFFENSES. (a) An officer shall issue a written notice to appear if:

(1) the offense charged is speeding or a violation of the open container law, Section 49.03, Penal Code; and

(2) the person makes a written promise to appear in court as provided by Section 543.005.

(b) If the person is a resident of or is operating a vehicle licensed in a state or country other than this state, Subsection (a) applies only as provided by Chapter 703.

(c) The offenses specified by Subsection (a) are the only offenses for which issuance of a written notice to appear is mandatory.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 17.07, eff. Sept. 1, 1999."

Barry knows this, y'all.
He may not know how to change a tire, and his wife may have to step in to put together a simple pitch-back, but Barry Green, Esquire, knows this law backwards and forwards.

It is a law which limits police action, which helps him get his clients off the hook, which pays for the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed. And someday, you or I may well pay him dearly for his knowledge of this law, and other laws like him.

Anonymous said...

Marty Feldman is that you?

Anonymous said...

Nope. It's one of the cops who arrests people that Barry gets off the hook. Or at least, tries to. ;)

Anonymous said...

MANY municipal officers live to take people to jail! Even in great and glorious Decatur, Texas.

They brag about it to all their friends.

If they were asked, "Do you like making arrests?" while on a polygraph, it would probably go off like a slot machine hitting grand prize.

Honesty is not popular, nor is it always right and just.