Decades old traffic ticket haunts man

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by Stacia Willson / KENS 5

kvue.com

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 8:55 AM

SCHERTZ, Texas -- Rogers Hunter received a letter in the mail telling him he had a warrant out for his arrest. The crime? A speeding ticket he received 21 years ago on June 1, 1992.

The letter also stated Hunter needed to pay a $175 fine. However he says he took defensive driving classes to take care of the ticket. When he went to court to try to clear things up, he was handcuffed, and told, "pay the fine or go to jail."

"I've renewed my driver's license several times. Why do they send this to me now?" said Hunter, a Bexar County resident.

"How do you know that there wasn't something wrong to begin with, with their computers or papers misplaced? That's just wrong," said Victoria Smallwood, Hunter's wife.

The Bexar County Constables Office for Precinct 2 was unavailable for comment Monday evening, but officials told KENS 5 they had no record that Hunter ever completed his defensive driving course.  There is no statute of limitations for a warrant, which in this case, was issued in the 1990s.

Hunter no longer had his defensive driving paperwork.

"If I ever have to take it again I am going to put the proof in a safety deposit box."

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