Bokchito, Oklahoma Speed Traps
Heading 70E to Bennington, Ok, i was the 3rd car coming into town. Police was sitting on left side road facing us. I was moving phone that fell beside my right leg. So i turned toward left center lane, saw police then so i thought he would for sure pull me over. Never crossed center line and no car coming toward me. All 3 of us vehicles passed police office, he didn’t move nor did he turn his lights on. I told my brother i was surprised he didn’t stop me. I’m from Arkansas i should say so yes out of state tag. I had gone at least a block & half past him, then all of a sudden lights came on he turned & flew up behind, when asked if i knew why he was stopping I said swerving, he said No speeding 55 in a 35 zone. Main & Brackett he said is where he clocked me. Wow I’m 3rd car back & car in front of me was a half car length in front i would have hit them. My ticket showed 50 in 35 guess he forgot what he said. i really do hate paying this ticket but nothing i can do.
Town with a population under 1000, located on Hwy. 70 between Durant and Boswell, OK. Cops like to hide just behind the last hill on the east side facing west. There is a school zone that is poorly marked but that seems to be a real moneymaker in municipal court.
Between Bokchito to just east of Bennington on H.W 70. Early morning or late night mostly. Near Banty Road or Cade Highway. He waits with lights off, somtimes right on the road.
They sit in the dark with the local sheriffs department and talk until you come by speeding. You cant see anything until the lights come on and they already have you.
Bokchito is your typical small town, actually just a wide spot in the road, and they have realized that traffic citations are an easy way to support their city budget. The officers will claim you were speeding, or stop you for any reason at all, such as a defective license plate light, then write you a citation. Their municipal/traffic court is presided over by an attorney from another city, and he is paid by the City of Bokchito for his services. Even if you plead not guilty you won’t have much of a chance for justice in this court, because the judge only gets paid if he continues to generate revenue for the city. The police department doesn’t even have radar calibration records on hand for the "trials". The judge will issue a verdict of guilty on the word of the police officer alone. If you get a ticket here and know that you are not guilty and choose to fight it be prepared to pay an attorney to defend you, otherwise you may as well forget it. If you have any alternate route whatsoever it is in your best interest to bypass Bokchito!