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Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013 7:40 pm | Updated: 8:04 pm, Fri Jul 5, 2013.

The now 65 year-old Santa Fe man who was arrested last spring after he was caught on camera shooting a gun at an unmanned speed-enforcement vehicle has been sentenced to 18 months of unsupervised probation after agreeing to a plea deal Wednesday.

Scott Powell pleaded no contest to one felony related to the shooting: criminal damage to property. He also pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors: resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, and one count of careless driving related to his fleeing from officers who were trying to apprehend him about a week after the incident.

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3 comments:

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 1:50 am on Sat, Jul 6, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 573

    Confirming what many of us already suspected about how RedFlex gets its speed-vans into local municipalities; below is a link to Chicago Tribune article where they admit that they "likely" bribed local officials to contract with the company. As I recall, there was at least one councilor who was very adamant about bringing this company into Santa Fe. Who could that have been, and why so determined? I tried to interest some local reporters with this link a few months back, but apparently it's not news. How many of you readers knew about this?

    "An internal probe of Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. and a parallel investigation by the city's (Chicago) inspector general — prompted by reports in the Chicago Tribune — have cost the company its largest North American contract and all of its top executives."

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-chicago-red-light-scandal-0303-20130303,0,1200165,full.story

     
  • Pat Shackleford posted at 1:40 am on Sat, Jul 6, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 573

    While I applaud his initiative in shooting-up the Arizona RedFlex money-maker; I find it inconceivable that after creating a dangerous vehicle chase situation for the public and oddball standoff at a doctor's office, he is allowed to "walk", Scott-free. Money talks, and money "walks", away, without consequences. Justice NOT served.

     
  • Alfred Padilla posted at 8:09 pm on Fri, Jul 5, 2013.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 341

    This man is a HERO! Get better soon Mr. Powell!
    [beam]

     

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