Pottsville, Arkansas Speed Traps
Pottsville officers sit there all night long and pull over several people. At least 10 per night.
Over Memorial Day 2006 weekend, a white pickup truck was parked and shooting LIDAR on Galla Creek Road overpass, under a mile before the Pottsville Exit 88 exit targeting traffic headed east-bound. The full-size pickup had no obvious law enforcement markings. It was parked near the edge of the overpass in an area partially hidden by vegetation. It should be noted ONLY the east-bound direction was being enforced. There were at least 2 troopers awaiting. Both were writing tickets at the time. A friend told me about the heavy enforcement, that at least 13 LEOs were seen for the next 20+ miles from that location.
Watch for the State Tropper hiding under a bridge by the Pottsville Exit. The terrain in the area is steep so coming eastbound it’s easy to do 80. I’ve seen him pull many people over.
State troopers as well as local law enforcment like to sit around the Pottsville area sometimes spacing their spots between Russellville MM 83 and Atkins MM 98. Pottsville is between the 2. They have a few spots in some bushes and one under an overpass on a hill. You will not see them until its too late. You can get away with 3-5 over. Anything else and you have a ticket.
Between here and Russellville I was driving along during the day and my radar detector went off with a laser warning. Sure enough, about 1000 feet later I see a man on an overpass with a laser gun pointing at me. As I come over the hill I see four state troopers whom each had people pulled over. I’ve only seen it once, but just look for people on the overpasses. It only takes once to get a ticket.