Police Chief Gives Himself $300 Speeding Ticket, Yes You Read That Right
Here's something you won't read everyday. KTUL in Oklahoma is reporting that the police chief in the tiny town of Sperry gave himself a $300 ticket for speeding. Chief Burch took to the Sperry Police Department to inform the town of his speeding ticket:
I am writing to inform everyone that I, Chief Burch, was breaking the law by speeding on 103rd St N. A citizen made a complaint about it and I acknowledge that I was wrong in traveling at 75 and 80 mph. I did have a reason for being in a hurry, but my speeds were not reasonable. I am holding myself accountable just as anyone else would have to be. I have written myself a citation and will be paying it just like every other citizen. I regret my actions and I sincerely apologize. I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend and please be safe.
Scanning through the Facebook comments on the post, several folks are praising him for his honesty. KTUL asked Burch if he would have written the ticket without the video evidence. “You know, honestly, probably not, but just like anybody else who did get caught, I need to be held accountable for my actions."