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msreardon5
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On July 14, 2012 I was pulled over in Darien, Georgia in McIntosh County for speeding and supposedly I was doing 85 in a 70 on a 4 lane highway. I admit I was speeding but I was with the flow of traffic but because I had out of state tags and In a Cadillac Escalade with a British Flag tag on it the cop pulled me out of the bunch. The cops name was Officer Duck of the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department. I went to court in September to see what the judge could do for me and because I did not have the money to pay for the ticket they charged me $304 for the ticket plus they put me on probation which is something that I have never heard of and probation costs are $44 a month and I have to call every single week and check in with my probation officer like a common criminal. The judge at the time was a Retired Supreme Court Judge who was substituting while they looked for a new judge because the Judge was fired for an “unknown” reason. The judge told me that I DID NOT qualify for the super speeder ticket because the “law” was 20 mph over the speed limit. I recieved a letter on 10/15/2012 stating that I was found guilty of the super speeder law and I had to pay a $200 fine to the Georgia DMV by 02/06/2013 or my license will be suspended. I called the Georgia DMV and was inquiring about why I received this letter and the woman whom I spoke to said that iit was because I was doing more than 80 mph on any road in Georgia when the letter clearly states that i was doing at least 85 mph on any road/highway. So that right there clearly states that NOBODY in Georgia actually knows the exact law. Not the Judges, not the DA, and not the DMV. This to me seems like it is double jeopardy and that is unconstitutional and illegal. It is taking money from the poor and putting it into the hands of the rich. I am highly upset about this injustice about it. I have a clean driving record with no points taken off my license and I feel that this injustice of a law is ridiculous and unjust. I could understand it for someone who has a severely bad driving record. I have contacted the news in my local state, in Darien, Georgia, and In McIntosh County. So at the end of all of this I will be paying out $768 for the ticket and probation plus the $200 “super speeder” ticket which brings my total for a 15 mph speeding ticket to $968 plus some change. I believe the crooked judges of Georgia use some of that money to pay off their BMW’s, Lexus, Mercedez Benz, and Range Rovers. This all reminds me of that song sung by Reba McEntire “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” where the judge has blood stains on his hands.

If there is a class action lawsuit I would be more than glad to be apart of it.

Thanks
Michael
Greenville, South Carolina

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