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Celli
28-04-04, 19:42
HIGHLAND PARK, Texas (April 28) - A 97-year-old woman was handcuffed and taken to jail in a squad car for failing to pay a traffic ticket, but her son is questioning police officers' treatment of the former teacher.

Harriette ''Dolly'' Kelton had an outstanding warrant for failing to pay a traffic ticket when Highland Park police stopped her last week for having an expired registration and inspection sticker.

Kelton, who has lived in the northern Dallas suburb for at least 60 years, is a former teacher at The Hockaday School. She was in police custody for about two hours before her attorney arrived and was released on her own recognizance.

''A warrant begins with the words 'you are hereby commanded to arrest,' '' Detective Randy Millican, Highland Park's public information officer, told The Dallas Morning News in Wednesday's editions. ''How do you decide who do you arrest and who you don't? How about at age 90 but not at 91 and up? How about between 17 and 20?''

Kelton's sons, a judge and a doctor, said she lives alone, cooks her own meals, goes out to lunch regularly and is involved in the community. She has good eyesight, they said.

''Our real beef with this is that no real judgment was displayed or actually carried out in this incident,'' said Dr. Phil Kelton Jr., a plastic reconstructive surgeon with Baylor University Medical Center.

''All of our enthusiasm should be tempered with judgment, and therein lies my problem with this and basically Mother's problem with it, too,'' he said.

State District Judge David Kelton said that it would be inappropriate for him to discuss the arrest.

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Their real bbef? As opposed to what, their fake beef? :confused:

Thorn
28-04-04, 19:51
fake beef?! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif Police should give senior citizens a break.

rocker2004
28-04-04, 19:57
thats harsh as ****! maybe she cant afford to pay it cos all her money now pays for them to make nuclear weapons!bless her

tazmine
28-04-04, 22:20
OMG. I am so glad they got this dangerous criminal off the streets, if only for a few hours. Those in the US, & people close by in Canada, can relax, knowing the police are "on the job". http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

Celli
28-04-04, 23:42
LMAO Taz. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Maybe she couldn't afford it because her prescription meds cost too much... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

Neteru
29-04-04, 03:53
''How do you decide who do you arrest and who you don't?Hasn't that fool heard of discretion? Oh, sorry, that involves thinking.

Draco
29-04-04, 05:41
If arresting people for that is the norm, I see no problem with arresting her for it...

Neteru
29-04-04, 12:17
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OOH yer a hard man!

Um, where did you get those jackboots btw? :D

Draco
01-05-04, 11:03
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