Roland Police Issued A Warning

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 9:08 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Police in Roland are being warned to not write traffic tickets on a stretch of Interstate 40 in Sequoyah County in eastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the warning was sent after the state Department of Public Safety received complaints of Roland Police going out of their way to make traffic stops on the Interstate highway.

Trooper Kera Philippi says Roland is not a speed trap but there is no legitimate reason for the town's police force to enforce traffic laws on Interstate 40.

Earlier this year, another eastern Oklahoma community, Webbers Falls was told to stop enforcing traffic laws on I-40. To read that story, click on the link below.

1/3/2007 - State Tells Webbers Falls To Stop Patrolling On I-40