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Trooper pulls over police chief for excessive speeding, no ticket issued

(Source: Arkansas State Police via KATV) (Source: Arkansas State Police via KATV)
BRINKLEY, AR (KAIT) -

An east Arkansas police chief is facing allegations of speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour.

According to ABC affiliate KATV, an Arkansas State Police trooper pulled over Brinkley Police Chief Ed Randle on Friday, Oct. 21.

A Brinkley police officer requested assistance on a speeding vehicle while outside city jurisdiction.

In dash cam video obtained by KATV, Chief Randle told the ASP trooper that he was on his way to Clarendon to “call a ball game” and didn’t remember what his speed was.

The Brinkley officer, however, said the chief was driving more than “a hundred miles an hour.” The officer said he was driving 90 miles per hour trying to catch up with the chief, but couldn’t because the truck was driving too fast.

It’s a claim the police chief disputes. He told KATV his truck can’t even go that fast.

The police chief was not issued a speeding citation.

The dash cam video does not show the speed the officer was driving during the chase.

For more information, including a transcript of the encounter caught on dash cam video, click here.

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