TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Florida cops hand out lottery tickets to speeders on Christmas

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

By The Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, 5:45 p.m.

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Police in a central Florida city have been issuing scratch-off lottery tickets instead of speeding fines to Christmas Day travelers.

By early Wednesday afternoon, Melbourne Police officers had handed out 30 lottery tickets along with warnings to drivers caught speeding or violating other traffic laws.

Sgt. Jamie Rocque was quoted by Florida Today as saying that officers bought the lottery tickets with their own money to spread a bit of holiday cheer while ensuring public safety.

Rocque says the officers have gotten “a lot of surprised looks.”

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Penguins insider: Malkin found confidence in Game 3
  2. Switch in pairings helps Penguins defensemen find groove in Game 3
  3. Husband to stand trial in Derry middle school teacher’s murder
  4. West Mifflin business joins forces with East Allegheny students
  5. Prescription Drug Take Back Day to be observed locally
  6. Pirates notebook: MLB metes out suspensions
  7. Local Episcopal priest sentenced in child pornography case
  8. SCI-Pittsburgh inmate taken to AGH after ‘severe beating’
  9. Kovacevic: No science to solving power play
  10. Steelers pick up defensive end Heyward’s option for 2015 season
  11. Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett wants candidate Wolf to release tax records
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.