Several stories in Tenn., have been published about the pressure on police to earn their salaries by making arrests and letting the judges assess fines. We can’t rule this out in Catoosa county. The new Cloud Springs Road has undoubtly become a cash cow for, not only Fort Oglethorpe Police but also for County and sometimes for State Police.
Sometimes this gets started with the state law makers and the local folks see an opportunity to cash in under the cover, that it’s the law. It is this kind of thinking that causes the citizen to loose respect for the law.
Of course we all appreciate a good Police force and yes they do cost money; but do we want them to have to pay their way by harressing the people who may be driving safe but may be over the limit a few miles per hour?