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Speed Patrol: Ashley Hall Road, Charleston

By Tracey Amick, Live 5 News

(WCSC) CHARLESTON SC - Mary McQueen lives on Ashley Hall Road in West Ashley, and says drivers speed day and night. 

"It's not good, it's particularly bad in morning traffic at noon and going home", McQueen said.

 So we brought out the Charleston County Sheriff's Office and Master Deputies Scott Eubanks, Billy Brinson, Lee Girard, and Scott Jackson went to work, slowing them down in this 30 mile per hour zone. Car after car after car- pulled over for speeding. 

Most speeders were going between 12 and 15 miles over the limit! Master Deputy Eubanks says these tickets can be pretty pricey.  "It can be  a 4 points ticket and 130 to 180 dollars", Eubanks said.

And speeding wasn't the only law we saw broken. One man got another ticket for not buckling up.  "What about the seat belt?", we asked. " I just went through a bank drive through and haven't reinstated it", he said.

Another guy was taken to jail, after being pulled for going 40. He had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

"That can be a good indicator that they haven't learned their lesson or it doesn't mean enough to them", Eubanks said.

But after our Speed Patrol- these other drivers says they have learned their lesson.  "What speed are you going to drive next time?", we asked.   "30 the speed limit" , one said,  "I'll drive 30 mph", another answered,   "I'm going 30", another speeder said.

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