Sheriff cracks down on speeding deputiesGrand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost continues to crack down on speeders within his own department.
By: Forum Communications, Superior Telegram
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost continues to crack down on speeders within his own department.
Deputy Rod Huot recently received a letter of counseling for driving a patrol car at more than 90 mph on rural county roads two days in a row because he was late for work. On Thursday, the appealed to the County Commission, saying he was being singled out and bullied by a lieutenant.
Rost defended the disciplinary action before the commission. “One thing I’m going to have in this department is accountability to the public, to you guys, and they need to understand it hasn’t been here in the past but it’s going to be here in the future.”
Three deputies have also received letters of counseling for speeding for no apparent reason. One drove 84 mph all the way to Belcourt to pickup prisoners. One drove around construction barricades and ran a stop sign in Minot and one led a high-speed pursuit into Larimore.
The commission voted to uphold Huot’s reprimand.