Sunday, May 20, 2012

Failure To Appear

Radio traffic recorded shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday night.

A Reservoir Patrol officer made a traffic stop and radioed in the license number of the driver.  The dispatcher runs the number against files maintained by the Mississippi Highway Patrol to make sure the license if valid.
Here is the conversation. 
(name and ID info edited out)

When a driver gets a citation and does not pay the fine or show up on their court date a judge will suspend their drivers license.  The suspension order is sent to the Mississippi Highway Patrol where it is recorded on their computer database.  The reason for the suspension is noted as a "Failure To Appear" or FTA.

This driver had at least 10.

But, the Reservoir Patrol had charges on him and they were kind enough to reserve a room for him at the Rankin County Jail. 

The Rez News
Barnett Reservoir

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