Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fouts Doesn't Flout

Winner of the "Restore My Faith in Human Nature" award.

From The Detroit Free Press:

Warren mayor wanted a speeding ticket, and he got it

While most drivers would welcome a warning instead of a ticket after getting nabbed for speeding, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts felt slighted.

So the first-term mayor, after mulling over the verbal warning, insisted Warren Police issue him a ticket for speeding to City Hall in his new Dodge Charger on Monday.

"Government officials aren't above the law," Fouts said Thursday. "There's a perception that it's not what you know, but who you know. If I don't respect the law, how can I expect others to?"

Fouts paid the $100 fine Wednesday for driving 5 m.p.h. over the speed limit on 12 Mile Road near Ryan and pledged to "watch my speed while driving."

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