Judge denies preliminary injunction in Damascus speed trap case | Arkansas Blog

Monday, May 15, 2017

Judge denies preliminary injunction in Damascus speed trap case

Posted By on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Circuit Judge Chris Carnahan has denied the city of Damascus' request for a preliminary injunction against an order to stop the city from traffic enforcement on U.S. Highway 65.

Prosecutor Cody Hiland has found that the city has run afoul of the state speed trap law by excessive tickets (as judged by their percentage of city revenue) and has barred city police from traffic enforcement for a year. He arranged for the State Police and deputy sheriffs to fill in.

The city has sued contesting both the accuracy of Hiland's findings and the constitutionality of the law. In an order signed Friday, Carnahan refused a preliminary injunction in the suit. He said there'd be no irreparable harm because traffic enforcement would continue.

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