08/12/2007

Ky. suit spurs bill to let cops speed sans sirens

April 2006 fatality, in which student was hit by officer, the impetus for ‘emergency' proposal

By Burton Speakman
The Bowling Green Daily News 
 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The city of Bowling Green and its police department are facing a lawsuit that focuses on an officer speeding while not using his lights and sirens.

A local legislator has proposed a bill that would allow officers to speed without operating emergency equipment in limited circumstances.

The city of Bowling Green, city police and Officer David Hall are involved in a suit with the family of Allison Carter, a Western Kentucky University student, who died in an April 2006 accident when her car was struck by Hall's police cruiser. Hall was responding to assist an officer with an accident at the time of the crash ... Full Story

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