Man fights speed traps with billboard - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man fights speed traps with billboard

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Alexandria, LA (NBC) -

Joey Hopewell grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana. He no longer lives there, but has made it his mission to fight speed traps near his hometown anyway.

Even though he moved to Texas he's paying for a billboard just outside Alexandria. It's a big sign warning that police are ready to write tickets.

The sign reads "warning: speed zones ahead" and names several nearby towns located on Highway 165 south. Hopewell said the billboard is not intended as a negative reflection on law enforcement, but hopes it can warn drivers about communities he says strictly enforce speed limits to generate revenue. 

In the town of Oberlin, both the mayor and chief of police think the billboard is a great idea and hope it'll get people to slow down. 

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