Originally published February 1, 2007
FHP cites TPD's Hernandez for speeding
Highway Patrol also blasts TPD for handing of case
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The Florida Highway Patrol has issued Tallahassee Police Department Deputy Chief Rafael Hernandez a civil traffic citation for driving 100 miles an hour in a 70 mph zone, blasting a TPD investigation into the incident.
"The decision...is based on the Florida Highway Patrol's belief that the internal investigation never addressed the serious nature of the excessive speed violation," the Highway Patrol said in a press release. "The FHP assumed that the Tallahassee Police Department would take appropriate disciplinary action against Deputy Chief Hernandez."
TPD spokesman John Newland said that the Police Department had repeatedly asked the FHP to issue a citation in the case.
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