Although some places may allow a bit of a leeway — up to nine miles-per-hour over the speed limit (hence the saying, “Nine is fine,”) — the Elkin Police Department takes a no-tolerance approach to speeding.
“In North Carolina, if you go over the speed limit you are speeding,” said EPD Capt. Kim Robison. “We don’t care if it is one mile over the limit — it is speeding.”
Tracy Anita Taylor, 42, of State Road, and Lauren Ward Watson, 53, of Elkin, both found out the hard way that speeding was not tolerated, this past week, when they were cited for speeding. Watson also was cited for expired tags and registration and an equipment violation.
Other violations for the week of August 17-24 include:
• Angela Gail Hughes, 19, of Claudville, Virginia, charged with misdemeanor larceny at Walmart.
• Brian Nathan Children, 27, of Mount Airy, charged with shoplifting at Walmart, possession of stolen goods, littering and second-degree trespassing. Childress was detained by the store’s loss prevention, while the EPD was called, but left the scene, so he also was charged with resisting, obstruction and delay. He later returned to the store and turned himself in.
• Timothy Dean Taylor, 51, of Elkin, was charged with fleeing to allude arrest, driving with a revoked license, careless and wreckless driving and driving while impaired. The investigation is ongoing.
• Stephanie Renee Brown, 41, of Elkin, was charged with parole violation and contempt of court.
• Ancel Mo Javier Jimenez, 42, Elkin, was charged with ID fraud.