Arrow-right Camera

Community Comment

No one is above the law…

Good morning, Netizens...

[portions from Spokesman-Review, KHQ]

Well, I'll be fiddled and diddled!

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick was issued a $154 speeding ticket by a Spokane County deputy sheriff over the weekend for driving 13 mph faster than the speed limit.

She was in an unmarked car heading for a picnic when she was pulled over on Upriver Drive in her unmarked police car.

“He told me I was speeding … I said, ‘Then you’ve gotta write me the ticket,’ ” Kirkpatrick told KHQ. “I didn’t give him an option to not write me a ticket.”

Kirkpatrick apologized to the citizens of Spokane and the mayor, KHQ reported.

I remember a number of off-duty Spokane Police Detectives who have been pulled over, but instead of accepting a speeding ticket, have shown the nice officer their badges, and thus received no ticket.

It's a professional courtesy,” one of them said, when asked about the situation.

I could name names but then someone would have to shoot or Taser me.

Nice job being honest, Chief! You occasionally amaze even me.


You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Community Comment

Spokesman-Review readers blog about news and issues in Spokane written by Dave Laird.