Castleberry, Alabama Speed Traps
The police car backs into a carport to watch for out-of-towners on HWY 6 between HWY 31 and Interstate 65, just before you get to the school. There was a local power company truck behind me, they police car passed the power company truck and squeezed between us so he could pull me over. I was from out of town and the power company truck went on.
Continious speed enforcement in effect. Cops posted at entrances to town on Rte 31 in unmarked cars. Someone is always pulled over in front of the post office.
Exiting off I-65 onto Hwy 31 for my return to trip to my home in Florida. I encounter this little town of 530 people. Your drive along when unmarked black car comes at you in the opposite lane. Suddenly he hits the brakes and turns on flashing blue lights. After pulling me over, this guy gets out and approaches my vehicle. No uniform or badge but has a gun. He didn’t ID himself just told me I was doing 62 in at 45mph zone. No way was I going to tell him that is not true. I just sat there and accept his ticket. When I got home, I found that this little town gets its only income from giving out speed tickets. To challenge it, you have to have an lawyer, which this little town has a website for an lawyer in this town who will represent you by the day to fight the speeding ticket. To avoid all this misery take Hwy 41. There are no towns on this route.
aggressive traffic stops leading to car search for drugs etc. see Evergreen Courant weekly newspaper for details.
There are four uniformed policeman and two auxiliary police, one of which carries a weapon for a population of around 600 residents. One can not drive through the town without seeing a traffic stop in progress. There is always someone on patrol, even during the night time hours. Tickets are given for five miles over the limit of 40 miles per hour. The cop will be sitting by the Dollar General Store most often in between two blind spots on the road in a residential yard. Supposedly locals are given 15 miles over the limit but this has been seen to be subjective.