I57 Pulaski County

Cairo, IllinoisApr 25, 20141 Comments

We are Michigan residents and every year travel to Louisiana to visit our son. He received a ticket at the 5 mile southbound marker last year. On April 16, 2014, I was driving my husband’s moose of a truck, and was pulled over at the 3 mile marker (southbound I-57). The officer said he clocked me at 80 miles an hour, passing a semi. Wouldn’t even look me in the eye when he said it, because he knows darn well that I was only going 75. Yes, a whole 5 mph over the speed limit! They target out-of-staters because they know we probably won’t make the trip the court–we’ll just pay the fine. I might just decide to take a day off work and make the trip to court.

For anyone checking I-57 from Missouri to Marion, this is a Very heavily cited stretch. I drive through it several times a month and there are often 8 or more visible patrol cars in hiding spots clocking both directions in this stretch. Local city police, sheriff's, and highway patrol are sometimes two to a hiding spot and within a couple miles of another pair. Very strange to commit that much resources unless it's a local cash cow. And it's been that way for years.
#1Aug 20, 2014Report Abuse

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