Could’ve been avoided

Posted Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Why is a person allowed to accumulate $3,400 in traffic fines? It seems that this should have been rectified when the fines totaled $500, or another artificial number agreeable to the sheriff.

Why not suspend the driver’s license when the magic number is reached? Incarcerate the person if he/she receives another violation.

I realize that costs are associated with any type of resolution, but I would hope it could be accomplished for far less than what 10 days in the Mansfield jail costs. If you don’t continually break the law, this can be entirely avoided!

— Mitzi Sartin, Mansfield

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