Sheriff Rost Dealing out Penalties on Deputies for SpeedingThe Grand Forks County Sheriff is cracking down on speeders within his own department. Today that crackdown led Sheriff Bob Rost to an appeal hearing for one of his own deputies.
By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ
The Grand Forks County Sheriff is cracking down on speeders within his own department. Today that crackdown led Sheriff Bob Rost to an appeal hearing for one of his own deputies.
The Sheriff served Deputy Rod Huot a letter of counseling after video from his dash cam showed him speeding in a patrol car in excess of 90 miles per hour on county roads in rural Grand Forks two days in a row because he was late for work. Deputy Huot, who has been with the sheriff's department since 2004 refused to sign the letter and filed an appeal against the sheriff for placing it in his file saying he feels he is being singled out and bullied by another lieutenant.
Deputy Huot isn't the only one who has been punished recently. Three other law enforcement officials recently received letters of counseling for speeding for no apparent reason: one was driving 84 miles per hour all the way to Belcourt to get prisoners, a transport deputy drove around construction barricades and ran a stop sign in Minot and another deputy received a letter for a high speed pursuit into larimore.
The committee voted to uphold the action taken by the sheriff and deny the deputy's grievance.