Limit on Arkansas town’s speeding patrols lapses

The now-former prosecuting attorney who issued the ban, Cody Hiland, had halted local police patrols on U.S. 65, which carries traffic to Branson, the Buffalo National River and other Ozark attractions, and on a portion of Arkansas 124. Patrols were left up to the Arkansas State Police and sheriff’s offices in the two counties that Damascus straddles, Faulkner and Van Buren.

The new prosecutor, Carol Crews, who took office Tuesday, said Wednesday that she was “evaluating all options related to the status of Damascus to patrol.”

“This office will be vigilant in making sure the city doesn’t violate the speed trap provisions in the future,” Crews said.