Loss In Speeding Ticket Revenues Blamed For Mantua, Utah’s Budget Shortfall

Residents in Mantua said they’ve been left in the dark after their police chief’s mysterious dismissal while the town battles a major budget shortfall.

While city leaders wouldn’t comment on the financial shortcomings, a drop in speeding tickets was getting a large part of the blame.

The little stretch of U.S. Highway 89 that runs through Mantua is well known as a so-called speed trap to a lot of people. Back in 2015, the Mantua Police Department wrote over $430,000 in tickets.