CBS News reports that Hampton could lose its status as a city if it doesn’t prove it can be trusted following a speed trap scandal that netted the city $250,000 in just one year.
This also comes as the mayor resigned from office. Barry Layne Moore was arrested in November just weeks after he was elected mayor of the city of 500. He is accused of selling oxycodone.
According to CBS News, the trouble for Hampton started in the 1990s when police set up a 1,200-foot speed trap along an annexed sliver of land along U.S. Highway 301.
The speed limit dropped from 65 to 55 in the 1,200-foot speed trap while officers were spotted sitting on lawn chairs on the side of the highway, some of them…
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