Circuit Judge Chris Carnahan
has denied the city of Damascus
' request for a preliminary injunction against an order to stop the city from traffic enforcement
on U.S. Highway 65.
Prosecutor Cody Hiland
has found that the city has run afoul of the state speed trap
law by excessive tickets (as judged by their percentage of city revenue) and has barred city police from traffic enforcement for a year. He arranged for the State Police and deputy sheriffs to fill in.
The city has sued contesting
both the accuracy of Hiland's findings and the constitutionality of the law. In an order signed Friday, Carnahan refused a preliminary injunction in the suit. He said there'd be no irreparable harm because traffic enforcement would continue.
Here's the judge's order.