Georgia Cops to Charge for Their Trouble
Posted on Jul 1, 2008
If you plan on speeding through Holly Springs, Ga., be warned: The police chief there has decided to start charging the pulled-over a fuel surcharge. Cop houses around the country are struggling with the high cost of gas. The chief in Holly Springs said he got the idea from businesses, such as airlines, that pass their troubles on to the consumer.
The town’s police chief, Ken Ball, said the measure would help him to keep up patrols.
“I was hearing that Delta (Air Lines), pizza deliverers, florists were adding fuel charges to their services, and I thought, why not police departments?” Mr Ball was quoted as saying by the USA Today newspaper.
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