Officer arrested for pulling motorists over, charged roadside fee
The Bradford County Sheriff's Office has arrested a member of the Lawtey Police Department.
Kenyatta Sheffield, a part-time officer, is accused of offering to let speeders pay fines in cash while he had them pulled over, reports First Coast News.
The little town has a reputation for being a speed trap, it is now getting a worse name.
Sheffield called it a "roadside fee."
Police said they got the tip on the alleged scam when he pulled a woman over three weeks ago. "She was told she could pay a roadside fee of $191. In doing so it would eliminate the point on her driver's license," Lawtey Police Capt. Shane Bennett said.
The girl didn't have the cash, so she called a friend for help. That friend knew something was fishy and called the cops.
Sheffield went as far as escorting another women to an ATM to get cash.
He then voided the tickets, obliterating all identifying information, such as tag numbers, reports First Coast News.
Police said Sheffield wrote about 350 tickets over the last couple of months.