Volusia Sheriff sets example by demanding ticket after caught speeding

speeding ticket
Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood

A Florida sheriff asked to be ticketed after a deputy pulled him over for speeding in his unmarked car.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal he wanted “to set an example” for his agency. The new sheriff was clocked going 78 mph in a 55-mph zone on Friday.

He was stopped a day after Volusia County settled a lawsuit for a deputy-related crash. The agency also is doing an internal investigation regarding a Dec. 20 crash involving another deputy who was speeding.

Chitwood says the sergeant stopped him and they talked briefly before going their separate ways. But Chitwood says he later realized he was wrong, called the sergeant and asked him to write the ticket. He’s already paid the $281 citation.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

Associated Press

One comment

  • Elaina

    January 25, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Seriously, after the fact you realized you were in the wrong and asked to be written a citation? You’re not setting any kind of example. This is how police officers give themselves their own name. You knew you were in the wrong when you were doing 23 over the limit. Personally, I think your after thought was more what the repercussions would be if the officer talked about it and word got out. Honestly, shame on you!

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