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Judge rejects city's motion to declare Arkansas speed-trap law unconstitutional

by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | February 7, 2018 at 10:22 a.m.

CONWAY - A judge in Wednesday rejected a motion by the city of Damascus to declare the state's speed-trap law unconstitutional.

Judge Chris Carnahan ruled in a lawsuit Damascus filed in Faulkner County Circuit Court.

The small town has been barred from issuing traffic tickets on U.S. 65 and a state highway running through it because a prosecutor ruled in May that it was operating an illegal speed trap.

The judge said he believes there is a question as to whether the state police calculations that led to the ban were compiled correctly. He asked the city attorney, Beau Wilcox, and the state attorney general's office to provide information on that issue and said he would issue a scheduling order.

Read Thursday's Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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