Sam Montgomery (Source: Laurens Co. Detention Center)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety said the SC state trooper who arrested Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sidney "Sam" Montgomery has been suspended.
"The arrest of Mr. Montgomery for speeding was a lawful arrest," said SCDPS spokesperson Sherri Iacobelli in an e-mail. "However, L.Cpl. R.S. Salter, of Troop 2, was suspended without pay on June 26 pending the outcome of an investigation by the DPS Office of Professional Responsibility surrounding the circumstances of the June 25 traffic stop."
Montgomery was stopped on Highway 72 three miles west of Clinton at 12:37 a.m. on Thursday going 89 mph in a 55 mph-zone, according to Cpl. Bill Rhyne with the Highway Patrol.
Rhyne said the L. Cpl. Salter used his discretion to arrest Montgomery, which is allowed under South Carolina law for speeding.
Salter has been with SC Highway Patrol since 2000.
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