Speeding ticket dropped for NFL player arrested in Laurens Co. - WNEM TV 5

Speeding ticket dropped for NFL player arrested in Laurens Co.

Posted: Updated:
Mugshot of Sam Montgomery from his June arrest. (Source: Laurens Co. Detention Center) Mugshot of Sam Montgomery from his June arrest. (Source: Laurens Co. Detention Center)
Dashcam video showed Montgomery arrested. Dashcam video showed Montgomery arrested.
LAURENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A judge accepted the not guilty plea of the NFL player who was arrested for speeding in the Upstate.

Sam Montgomery was stopped on Highway 72 three miles west of Clinton just after midnight on June 26 going 89 mph in a 55 mph-zone, according to a spokesperson for the Highway Patrol.

The officer who pulled him over arrested him, which troopers said is allowed under South Carolina laws for speeding.

Montgomery, who is a defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals, went before a magistrate on the speeding charge in Laurens County on Wednesday morning. 

The state requested a continuance due to the trooper who arrested Montgomery being suspended. The magistrate denied the motion and they were unable to present their case.

Magistrate Paul Lyles accepted Montgomery's plea of not guilty through his attorney.

The trooper who arrested Montgomery, L. Cpl. R.S. Salter was suspended without pay on June 26 pending the outcome of an investigation, a SCDPS spokesperson said.

The state has 30 days to appeal Montgomery's case.

Copyright 2014 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

    Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:19:44 GMT
    WNEMWNEM
     Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi.    Five people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.    WLOX quoted police as saying the shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge in Moss Point.    According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot. Several people began shooting. Five people were ...More >
     Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi.    Five people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.    WLOX quoted police as saying the shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge in Moss Point.    According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot. Several people began shooting. Five people were ...More >
  • Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

    Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:12:22 GMT
    nonenone
    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.    The couple lived in Florida.    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://b...More >
    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.    The couple lived in Florida.    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://b...More >
  • Tiger Woods arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Tiger Woods arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Golf legend Tiger Woods was arrested around 3 a.m. Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida.

    More >

    Golf legend Tiger Woods was arrested around 3 a.m. Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida.

    More >
Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.