Dunwoody PD Stop Cabby for Going Too Slow?

The taxi was going 25 mph on I-285.

Dunwoody Police officers stopped a taxi cab on I-285, not for going to fast - but too slow.

Officers attempted to stop the cab for going 25 mph on I-285. Apparently he was in no hurry. He failed to stop for a short time but was eventually caught, say police.

On Tuesday, police reported the cab was going that slow speed in the 55 mph highway. He was eventually caught by police, say officers

Rob August 30, 2012 at 03:04 PM
No disrespect to Patch staff, but I saw this on the DPD Facebook page a few days ago. Is this really worth reporting? I`m not sure what the agenda is for the DPD. Last week they arrested a woman for illegally walking on 285. Really? As I`ve stated before, when they make these minimal arrest, it takes a patrolman out of service for hours since we have to transport to the Dekalb jail. If you think this is acceptable, take a look at the increased crimes at Perimeter Mall. I don`t like to even go there, I would rather drive to Northpoint. Another instance, every weekday on Roberts road in front of Austin elementary, there is pandemonium. The carpool line runs for 100,s of feet into the main roadway and the whole area is a standstill. I was there on Tuesday and every other car was making u-turns to go back up Roberts road because of the gridlock. As usual, there were NO Dunwoody police anywhere to be found! If you drive through any other city or county during school release times, you will usually see police officers helping to direct traffic, but not in Dunwoody. I just do not understand this hands-off approach to traffic control they have, although I did see a DPD with radar at DHS last week doing a brisk business!
What goes around comes around August 31, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Rob - it's obvious you will never be happy with anything DP does. Stop with your erroneous accusations - Austin is not the only school in Dunwoody. I often see PD in front of Chesnut elem, PMCS, DHS and GPC area. Oh yeah, you did finally say you saw them at DHS. If they had a dedicated traffic division, I would support them being at every school on every school day both in the morning and in the afternoon. But we don't. I'm sure they do the best they can with the resources they have. What do you think it was like under Dekalb? Now find another route to take, travel the congested areas at different times, get the word out that carpooling, riding the bus, walking, bicycling are all viable options for parents, and for God's sake, find something to be happy about.
Rob August 31, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Spammer opinions don`t count..... Patch editors - Wonder how long it will be before you are forced to shut down your comment section like one of your news competitors did because of this guy?
Jason Massad August 31, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Well to avoid the spammer discussion for the time being, a woman who is simply walking on the interstate is not taken to jail. Now if she has meth in her pocket ... so be a crticial thinker here. It lifts the discussion.
Rob August 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Jason - I totally agree with you, unfortunately, that was just the case. she was simply walking on the interstate and then the DPD got mad because she would not give them her correct name. She had no warrants, no drugs, etc. Establish her identity, warn her, and send down the road. Officers are taught to use discretion in making arrest, but DPD seems to love slapping cuffs on everyone they can. In other words, a police officer can go looking and always find people to arrest for something if they want to. As I stated in my post about Austin elementary, I saw dozens of cars making u-turns because of the daily backup from the carpools. now, should DPD watch the area today ans ticket those who make the u-turns or get out and help solve the traffic problem? I would hope the latter! See DPD report below: <quote>Officers responded to the area of 285 EB near Ashford Dunwoody Road in reference a report of a woman walking on the interstate. Officers located the woman in question and learned that she was hitchhiking to North Carolina. (Guess she was taking the scenic route.) In the end, she was arrested for giving a false name and date of birth to officers and pedestrian in the roadway. According to the woman, she likes to change her name during encounters with police officers and she knows it’s against the law to do so. BTW this woman could make a sailor blush! When she was being arrested we got a tongue-lashing like no other! All in a day’s work.<quote>
DunwoodyWorkingMan August 31, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Rob, I hope they keep the comments here. If not, what do we have left? The Crier? No one goes there. The other Dunwoody blog and dun talk blog have no comments, leaving heneghan blog
What goes around comes around August 31, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Rob - you argue your points like a petulant 2-year-old. Anyone who disagrees with you is a "spammer". Maybe you don't remember the woman on 285 a few years back who was hit by a truck. They never did find all her bits and pieces. (Think Gallagher and his watermelon). Lying to the police about one's identity is a crime. She was at risk, and putting others at risk. Then there's the cab driver. Driving too slow is just as dangerous as going too fast, and can cause an accident. Notice there are not too many others on here with you objecting to how DPD conducts their jobs. You're in the corner alone with your toys, pal.
Rob September 06, 2012 at 01:10 PM
The spam is thick in here...WOW! In addition, this morning on Mt. Vernon road, utility crews are working and traffic is a nightmare backed up in both directions. Not a Dunwoody officer in sight, but yet chief Grogan released a report today touting that his department is the leader in social media? How about we reassign that Facebook/Twitter officer to traffic instead of posting every time they find an ounce of marijuana! In addition, whenever you do see a traffic officer working in Dunwoody, it is the Dekalb police..Go figure?


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