Driving Too Slow: 60-Year-Old Gets Stopped For Going 30MPH Under The Speed Limit
“Driving too slow” may be a search term you see trending Thursday, and if so, it’s with good reason (even if it should be “slowly,” but whatever).
Have you ever been caught behind a person going more than 10 miles under the speed limit, and they’re spaced just so you can’t get around them?
It can be maddening, and may even cause you to say a bad word or two. Bet you wish a cop would actually pull one of these slowpokes over sometime instead of picking on you for doing five over.
Well, in Chautauqua County, New York, it finally happened!
June Smith, a 60-year-old woman, was stymying traffic by traveling five miles per hour in a 35mph zone. Naturally, this caught the attention of a police officer.
BuffaloNews.com has the full details:
It looked like a very late night funeral procession heading slowly along Route 394 here Tuesday but Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies quickly determined it was actually a woman driving extremely slowly because she was allegedly high on drugs and was moving slowly to ensure she could stay on the road.
June Smith, 60, of Mayville was quickly pulled over by sheriff’s deputies called to the scene because she was “clocked” about 11:34pm driving about 5 mph in a 35 mph zone and impeding a number of cars traveling behind her.
Deputies charged her with driving while impaired by drugs. Before she was driven to the sheriff’s office in Mayville, deputies found Smith had a wooden police-style billy club near the driver’s seat of her car. She was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth-degree and driving too slow. She is to answer to all the charges in Chautauqua Town Court here in several weeks.
Now, clearly Smith made it worse for herself by allegedly doing those other things the officers accused her of, but if she hadn’t been going 30mph under the speed limit, she might not have been noticed.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time an officer has struck out against the slowpokes of the world. In 2013, a Maryland woman was ticketed for going 63mph in a 65mph zone. She was using the left hand lane and would not get over for the faster traffic, NBC News reports.
So what do you think, readers? Should police pull over more people for driving too slow? Share your thoughts in our comments section.
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