Who says Arizona doesn’t have celebrities? Maybe if you’re in Phoenix, you probably saw DMX fly past you on the local suburban highway, known as the AZ-101, at 114MPH. Of course, the incident happened on January 21, almost five months later, he was arrested on several charges.
Which begs the question — what good are traffic cameras if they can’t adequately avert safety risks?
Traffic cameras are beneficial for short-term revenue, and that’s all there is to it.
Maybe when Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn’t aggressively enforcing federal immigration laws, he might be able to dedicate human resources who are tasked to enforce traffic laws who can probably react much quicker to violators. (Probably much quicker than five months) if someone traveled at almost twice the speed limit.
Traffic cameras can’t slow someone down who speeds with malice;
Traffic cameras can’t stop someone who runs a red light with distraction;
Traffic cameras can’t prevent fatalities;
But at least they make money.
Anyhow, DMX is not a stranger to traffic enforcement. According to Arizona State Court Records, in 2005, he drove without a license, made an illegal left turn, lacked proof of vehicle insurance; all plead guilty and paid the imposed fines. Later that year, DMX drove on a suspended license, and possessed illegal lighting on his license plate (probably via those ridiculous glow kits) — and ultimately failed to appear in court — but eventually his lawyer worked a deal out with the city to drop those charges.
In 2006, he drove a vehicle without registration or insurance and later that year again.
In 2008, today, he was charged with: Excessive speed (20MPH+), No vehicle registration, failure to appear to court, failure to produce his driver license, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, failure to produce insurance. AZ MVD has placed a hold on the vehicle (’68 Chevy Nova) until he shows in court.
Can’t MVD just revoke his license if he doesn’t obey the law? I guess not if he’s a musician who’s career is at an all-time low.