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Four on-duty Montgomery County police officers caught speeding by automated cameras -- in two cases driving twice the speed limit -- had their $40 tickets thrown out by a county judge.
Circuit Court Judge Ronald Rubin ruled the officers' right to due process had been violated, because the county police department does not have a written policy that outlines when on-duty officers would be exempted from getting tickets from speed cameras.
In a perfect world the police would set an example and pay the fine...
So cops who drive fast in town for fun, and then use lights+sirens to get thru a red light, they are actually breaking the law and should be ticketed. If they are on an emergency call than their actions are justified in most cases.
It doesn't look like equal fairness for all.
Capt. John Damskey, who heads the traffic division that operates speed cameras, said the police department disagrees with Rubin's ruling and the county may appeal the case
"To say that we are above the law, or cannot be held responsible is ridiculous," Damskey said. "What's the next step after that?".