Texas Woman Arrested for Warning Drivers About Speed Trap

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/29 16:36:32
A Houston woman's attempt to save drivers from a speeding ticket landed her something worse: 12 hours in jail. As she rode her bicycle home from a grocery store last week near downtown Houston, Natalie Plummer noticed police officers pulling over speeders. After she parked her bike and turned one of her grocery bags into a makeshift sign warning drivers about the "speed trap" ahead, an officer drove up and arrested her. "I was completely abiding by the law," Plummer told ABC's affiliate KRTK. "I was simply warning citizens of a situation ahead." But Houston police saw it differently, and arrested Plummer for standing in the street where there a sidewalk was present, a misdemeanor charge. Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said that officers found Plummer standing in the street, waving her arms as she held the sign. But Plummer denied ever leaving the sidewalk on West Dallas Street, alleging that the arresting officer invented a reason to detain her. "He couldn't take me to jail for holding up this sign or he would have. So all he could do was make up something fake about it," Plummer told KRTK. The officer searched Plummer's backpack, she said, and threatened to arrest her for obstructing justice, a felony charge.

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  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2012/06/29 21:14:33
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  • nverumind 2012/06/29 19:30:02
    maybe a ticket or a fine sure... i think it is a bit much to arrest her for it,
    It's kinda like telling a burglar that the police are waiting inside?
    Same point i guess,But i think its funny she was warning people though -- Since i would most likely be one of those she gave a heads up to.
  • dubbie 2012/06/29 19:16:28
    Obstructing Justice, A Felony , You think you can relay that to D.C.
  • XQNP 2012/06/29 19:14:26
    The point of speed traps is, naturally, to catch speeders. If warned, they can slow down for the trap and speed up again immediately afterwards, thereby avoiding the ticket they deserve. As such, warning speeders of speed traps is preventing them from receiving deserved punishment, and is, in fact, obstruction of justice.
  • Quietma... XQNP 2012/06/29 19:49:27
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    So should the makers of radar detectors be charged? They allow drivers to do the same thing!
  • XQNP Quietma... 2012/07/01 22:54:25
    The use of radar detectors is completely illegal in a number of countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates, is illegal in most of Canada and Australia, is only legal in the UK due to a loophole, and is illegal in the state of Virginia, Washington D.C., and on all U.S. military bases. Even more countries and states prohibit their use in commercial vehicles.
  • Quietma... XQNP 2012/07/02 19:08:03
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    We aren't talking about foreign lands here, this is about Houston TX
  • XQNP Quietma... 2012/07/03 05:30:17
    And we weren't talking about radar detectors, this is about speed traps.
  • XQNP XQNP 2012/07/03 05:30:40
    And associated warnings.
  • Quietma... XQNP 2012/07/03 15:27:15
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    And radar detector does the exact same thing and it's legal so what she did therefore is not illegal!
  • XQNP Quietma... 2012/07/03 19:58:43
    Not all laws are logically consistent. It's called bureaucracy. Live with it.
  • Quietma... XQNP 2012/07/03 21:35:56
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    No need to be nasty. I asked a simple question which you never answered, so don't go away mad just go away!
  • XQNP Quietma... 2012/07/04 10:05:45
    No, makers of radar detectors shouldn't be charged, as evidence suggests that people in possession of radar detectors are, on average, less likely to get in an accident. No such data exists for those who slow down only for speed traps. A likely explanation is that those willing to invest their time and money into purchasing a radar detector may be more likely to focus on their driving, an explanation that doesn't apply to those who speed casually.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/29 17:15:40
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    Trumped up charges?
  • relic 2012/06/29 17:11:32
    Arresting anyone who warns of a speed trap is happening all over.
  • Max 2012/06/29 16:57:55
    I tend to believe the lady. I appreciate her effort to try and help out but, I have often heard in the past that even signaling with your headlights, to warn oncoming traffic about a police trap, can get you in trouble.
  • Walt 2012/06/29 16:45:09
    Welcome to the police state they've been acclimatizing us to.
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/29 16:37:35
    Sister Jean

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