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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.


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