As my wife and I subscribe to the Free Press -- my wife is a native of Idaho County – I always read the court records. As I am a retired police officer, I can’t seem to get it out of my system.
The last issue of the Free Press, in the court records, I noticed five instances where two citations were issued to one person. In my time, we were encouraged to take the most serious, or what we considered most serious, violation and write a citation and give an oral or written citation on the others. This seemed to correct the situation in most instances.
However, multiple citations to one individual is not illegal, it is unethical, in my opinion. Also, it helps in PR in the community.
Gordon H. (Gordy) Mills
Idaho State Police, retired