Caught On Video, Police Chief Writes Himself A $300 Speeding Ticket

SPERRY, Okla. (AP) — The police chief of a small northeast Oklahoma community says he issued himself a citation for speeding, but only after being caught on video.

Sperry Police Chief Justin Burch posted an apology on the department’s Facebook page Saturday, saying he was “wrong in traveling at 75 and 80 mph.” Sperry is about 10 miles north of Tulsa.

Burch admits he’s not sure he would have issued the ticket if not for the video, and that he had a “reason for being in a hurry.” Nonetheless, he admits he must “be held accountable.”

Burch says he wrote himself the more than $300 ticket and that he’ll pay it in full.

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  1. And I was so proud of my chief here in Daytona Beach actually now the sheriff for Volusia County Florida Michael Chitwood busted for speeding in his undercover unit 70 something a 35 or 45 he told the officer to go ahead and write him a ticket

  2. Anybody in Daytona has got a good excuse heck NASCAR is here what do you want

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