Police officer arrested for giving man a break by giving his girlfriend a speeding ticket instead of himBy Mason White 6:34 PM February 24, 2016
|Sergeant Ralph Williams (insert)|
By: Wayne Morin
A police officer was arrested after giving a man a break and handing a speeding ticket to his girlfriend instead of him.
Police in Florida, arrested their colleague after he allowed the man to drive away without being arrested.
Sergeant Ralph Williams who worked for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested on a charge of falsifying an official document.
The veteran was demoted from sergeant and he was placed on desk duty.
Officials said that Williams, pulled over the man who was driving 69 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. The driver, who was not named in the warrant, did not have a license, but his girlfriend, Jesely Brenes-Fernandez, who was a passenger, did have one.
Williams decided to give the man a break and handed the ticket to his girlfriend. The officer told Brenes-Fernandez that if she contested the ticket in court, he will take out a warrant for her boyfriend’s arrest.
Brenes-Fernandez, who had her 11-year-old daughter in the car, thanked the officer for not taking her boyfriend to jail.