I would like to share this with you.
I am a worker at the new Conocophillips office in Kenedy.
I was shocked to hear stories of coworkers being pulled over by Kenedy police and thought it was unbelievable untill it happened to me at 5:50 a.m.
Coming out from Kenedy taking County Road 344, the speed limit is 30 MPH but when you come out there is a speed sign of 40 MPH right when I was less than ten feet from the sign.
The police turned on their sirens and pulled me over. I was thinking maybe a tail light or totally something else.
It turned out I was speeding - doing 42 on a 30.
I only said to the officer there is a sign of 40 MPH behind me and there is another far away in front and I am in between the signs, how can I be speeding?
He said, “I clocked you before the sign.”
Yeah. Less than eight feet away.
I stopped almost as fast as he turned his siren on about 30 yards ahead where I found a safe spot to pull over.
It is just so frustrating. All I am doing is working and I respect all signs and haven’t had a ticket in more that 10 years but I still am going to fight for this in front of the judge.
If I have to pay, well okay, but I am not just going to pay for a unreasonable ticket without a fight.
Where is justice these days?
You can see the police every day on the same spot every day before work, 6 a.m. to lunch, noon and after work at 4 p.m.
I understand controlling speed but taking advantage at a spot where the speed changes and pulling over people right at a sign of 40 MPH and saying I am still in the 30... That is taking advantage of people. I hope you can make this public because it is not fair.