Trial delayed in Cape County speeding case

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

The bench trial for the Cape Girardeau County man challenging the county's 30-year-old speed limit ordinance has been moved to Jan. 6. The trial was set for Monday, but the defendant and his attorney failed to show due to a scheduling error. A state trooper gave Ricky A. Ross a ticket in June for allegedly driving 19 mph over the posted 35 mph limit on County Road 205. Ross said his attorney will argue the 1973 ordinance setting limits is now void because it should have been changed when the county reached first-class status in 1997.

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