Bengals DL Montgomery’s SC speeding ticket dropped

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LAURENS, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina speeding ticket against Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Sam Montgomery has been thrown out after the trooper who wrote the ticket didn’t show up in court.

Defense attorney Jim Todd said he entered a not guilty plea on Montgomery’s behalf Wednesday in traffic court in Laurens. The judge accepted the plea and dismissed the ticket.

Montgomery was arrested and spent a night in jail after Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter clocked him going 89 mph in a 55 mph zone. But the trooper’s dashboard camera also captured the officer threatening to use a Taser because the 6-foot-3, 262-pound lineman was struggling to understand his commands.

Salter was suspended by the state Department of Public Safety and his conduct is being investigated.

The Index-Journal of Greenwood (http://bit.ly/WifBxF ) first reported the ticket dismissal and also reported Salter wasn’t allowed to testify in court because he is suspended.

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