RANSON, W.Va. (AP) — Motorists who get ticketed for speeding in one West Virginia city can avoid facing a judge or paying a fine by donating to the police department's holiday toy drive.
The Ranson Police Department calls it the "Slow Down for the Holidays" program. Lt. Todd Lutman tells The Journal (http://bit.ly/1cM4e58 ) that anyone cited for speeding in the city in the days leading up to Christmas has three options: contest the ticket in court, decline to contest it and pay the fine, or buy a toy for an underprivileged child and get the citation dismissed. The toy has to be new and cost at least $40, and the speeder has to provide a receipt.
Lutman says drivers without a lead foot also are welcome to donate to the program.
Information from: The Journal, http://journal-news.net/