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Free to Speed in Gwinnett? Think Again, Sheriff's Dept. is Ticketing Speeders
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Free to Speed in Gwinnett? Think Again, Sheriff's Dept. is Ticketing Speeders

Gwinnett County, GA--  While a lawsuit has not been resolved involving service delivery contracts between the county and cities, it has widely been reported that county police and city police departments have lost their right to run radar guns.  This fact as trickled down to residents and commuters whom continue to believe they are now free to speed, because the police have lost their ability to track and catch offenders.

Speeders beware.  Sheriff Butch Conway of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department has enlisted his officers to turn their radar guns ON to catch speeders and to continue to ticket individuals.  

The fact that the Gwinnett Sheriff is an elected officer and that his Sheriff's Department is not a department who reports or answers to the Board of Commissioners, they are not subject to the sanctions from the pending lawsuit and can still use radar.

"It is important that law enforcement officers in Gwinnett are able to run radar to keep our roads safe.  The Sheriff's Department will be running radar in the county and in the cities on a temporary basis until this lawsuit is resolved and the other agencies get their license back," said Sheriff Butch Conway.

The office of Sheriff Conway had no additional comments, other than saying, "our department has stepped in to fill the gap until the county and cities reach a resolution on their dispute.  Everything will remain the same, traffic court, fines, etc." 

In return for the Sheriff Department helping out with ticketing, the city police departments are helping to serve warrants within their particular jurisdictions.

"This is really a win-win for everyone involved except those who persist in speeding and being a danger on our roads." said Sheriff Conway.

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