- Report: #1007599
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Complaint Review: Society Hill SC Police Department
Society Hill SC Police Department280 S Main St. Society Hill, South Carolina United States of America
Society Hill SC Police Department Officer Michael Crowley Speed Trap Society Hill, South Carolina
*Author of original report: I wasn't speeding at all
*Consumer Comment: So..
The usual deal is for an officer to watch people turn onto highway 52 North, where it appears the town ends and the open road begins, and the road is downhill from the left turn across heavy traffic. Drivers cannot see a speed limit sign. The officer then follows the out-of-town driver out of town headed to Cheraw SC and blue lights the driver about 4-5 miles out of town and claims he has a radar reading of over 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Once the ticket is issued, the officer invites the driver not to come back to court but to pay the $180+ fine by mail. If the driver does that, they usually get insurance points and their insurance doubles. If the driver wishes to contest the truthfulness of the officer, the town and police department get their backs up. The town also offers that if you pay $350, you can get a fine without any insurance points.
This town is notorious as one of the most corrupt in the United States.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/01/2013 08:46 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Society-Hill-SC-Police-Department/Society-Hill-South-Carolina-29593/Society-Hill-SC-Police-Department-Officer-Michael-Crowley-Speed-Trap-Society-Hill-South-C-1007599. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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