Fla. cop fired for offering speeding lawmaker a break

The trooper offered the man a $10 fine in place of a $250 speeding ticket to 'be nice' but the lawmaker complained

By Steve Bousquet
Tampa Bay Times Blogs

TALLAHASSEE — A state trooper who said he was "trying to be nice" stopped a state legislator for speeding on I-10. But instead of writing Rep. Charles McBurney a $250 speeding ticket, the trooper, in his own words, "cut him a break" and offered him a much cheaper alternative of a $10 fine for not having proof of in...

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