The Charleston Gazette is reporting that Gauley Bridge police falsified driving under the influence warning citations submitted to a state highway safety program, according to an audit of the town's accounting practices.|
Gauley Bridge had been name as a speed trap. The sleepy town issued a few violations, increasing to hundreds annually, particularly after hiring officers from Summersville, known nationwide as one of the country's biggest speed traps.
Now, an audit sheds light on records and citations seized by the West Virginia State Police in early 2011.
According to the State Auditor's Office, Gauley Bridge officials displayed a "deficiency in internal control" when it came to monitoring records.
Gauley Bridge police created "duplicative and inaccurate" warning citations of purported DUI traffic stops.
Follow this story: October 27, 2012 Audit: Gauley Bridge police lied about DUI records
State, county conduct investigation by Travis Crum for the Charleston Gazette
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