South Carolina: Speed Trap Mayor Gets $375 Speeding Ticket
The mayor of Cottageville, South Carolina, a notorious speed trap, himself received a $375 ticket for speeding.
CottagevilleThe mayor of a notorious South Carolina speed trap landed himself a $375 speeding ticket on Wednesday. Colleton County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Cook caught Cottageville Mayor Bert Reeves driving his 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck at 103 MPH in a 55 MPH zone on Highway 303. The offense constitutes reckless driving under state law.
Cottageville makes a significant amount of its budget from speeding tickets. The town's police often hide in a church parking lot or around a bend to ticket motorists immediately after the speed limit drops from 55 or 45 MPH to a 35 zone. Reeves is not seeking re-election.
Source: S.C. Mayor Gets $375 Ticket for Speeding (Associated Press, 3/3/2006)
Mayor Popped For Speeding
March 3, 2006 9:58 a.m. EST
Hector Duarte Jr. - All Headline News Staff Reporter
Cottageville, SC (AHN) – The mayor of this rural South Carolina town was ticketed for doing 103 mph in a 55 mph zone.
He was light hearted about it to the Associated Press, stating, "Thank goodness I'm not trying to get re-elected."
Mayor Bert Reeves was given a $375 ticket Wednesday after his 2005 Ford F-250 was stopped on state Highway 303. An incident report states Reeves told the deputy he thought he was driving about 80 mph.
Cottageville is about 45 miles northwest of Charleston.