Thomas Ropp
The Arizona Republic
Nov. 13, 2004 12:00 AM

CAREFREE - Flaps over speed traps are nothing new.

The controversy flared again recently at the Nov. 4 Carefree Town Council meeting when Councilman Bob Coady asked Lt. David Trombi, with the Cave Creek substation of the Sheriff's Office whether Carefree had speed traps.

"Absolutely not," Trombi said. He then added that people who say the town has speed traps usually are holding a blue traffic citation.

Last month, Carefree agreed to spend $6,400 for the purchase of two new radar guns after Trombi said the old guns had a tendency to shut down when jarred by a bump. He also believed there was a need for new guns so deputies could track speeding motorists approaching from behind patrol cars and shoot through landscape vegetation, tasks the older guns couldn't accomplish.