ROSWELL, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — A Georgia man has filed a complaint against the Roswell Police Department after getting a speeding ticket while trying to rush his wife to the hospital.
Johnny White was pulled over Tuesday by a Roswell police officer for going 44 mph in a 25 mph school zone near Hembree Springs Elementary School. In a dash-cam video obtained by WGCL-TV, White explained to the officer of his wife’s stage 4 breast cancer condition and that he needed to take her to the hospital.
According to the Roswell Police Department incident report obtained by CBS Atlanta, the officer states that he asked White if he had any documentation stating his wife’s condition. The officer then says White became argumentative and told him to write the ticket if that’s what he wanted to do.
In the police video, Roxanne White becomes upset as she tried to look for paper work to show proof to the officer.
“I tried to show you my body. What else do you want me to show you?” she said in the video.
Johnny White then asked the officer, “Do you want her to pull out her breasts and show you?”
The officer initially asked if he wanted an ambulance to be called, but White said he did not. While the officer was writing the citation, White got out his vehicle after being told not to.
After the incident occurred, the officer asked again if he wanted an ambulance and White responded that he did. The ambulance arrived 25 minutes after the altercation happened.
“We do feel compassion for that person and we do feel empathy for that person,” Roswell Police Lt. James McGee told WGCL-TV. “We think our officer followed our policies and procedures.”
Roxanne was taken to North Fulton Medical Center, where doctors found blood clots on her lungs.
The Roswell courts fine for speeding in a school zone varies, but in White’s case, he was going 19 mph over the speed limit and issued a $430 ticket. The courts will review the citation.