Alabama police to stop arresting teens for speeding
ALABAMA (AP) Police in Alabama say they will stop arresting teenagers who get caught driving on their own for their own reasons.
Police in Montgomery, Ala., say they’ll also begin enforcing the law against drivers who drive on their homes to avoid fines.
The Montgomery Police Department said in a news release Monday that officers have arrested at least 20 people since January.
The group, which includes teenagers, was caught speeding in a residential area in April and had their tickets reduced to misdemeanors.
The group was arrested for failing to maintain a safe speed limit, and the group has since been released.
A law enforcement official with knowledge of the new policy says it was inspired by a similar program that Montgomery police adopted in 2014.