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Texas judge pays speeding ticket, warrant dropped

AUSTIN, Texas — After a judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals paid a disputed 2008 speeding ticket, a warrant for his arrest has been dropped.
The Austin American-Statesman reported that Judge Lawrence Meyers on Thursday paid nearly $536 online. It was also this newspaper which reported earlier on the lingering dispute over the municipal citation of the judge for driving 19 mph over the speed limit on Interstate 35.

At the onset, Meyers pleaded not guilty but added that he missed an Austin court appearance because he wasn’t informed of the date. In 2010, he pleaded no contest in but stated that he will not pay the $193 fine to preserve his right to appeal. Then on August 8, he pleaded guilty and was given two months to pay the fine, including court costs and fees. It was on Oct. 20 that a issued the warrant.

An arrest warrant is outstanding for the senior member of the top Texas criminal appeals court identified as Judge Lawrence Meyers after he failed to pay a $193 fine on a 2008 speeding ticket.

The Austin American-Statesman newspaper reported that the warrant was issued Oct. 20 for the arrest of Judge Lawrence Meyers of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. He has been involved in a long-running dispute with the city of Austin over a citation for driving 19 mph over the speed limit on Interstate 35.

Meyers then pleaded guilty to speeding Aug. 8 and was given two months to pay what had become $481 in penalties and costs. But Meyers told the newspaper that he has withheld payment to preserve his right to appeal the fine. He said he now wants to go to trial.

Finally, the Austin American-Statesman newspaper reported that Judge Lawrence Meyers on Thursday paid nearly $536 online

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Source: Kvue Com
(http://www.kvue.com/news/Texas-judge-pays-speeding-ticket-warrant-dropped-181531451.html)

Source: Houston Chronicle
(http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Arrest-warrant-out-for-judge-over-speeding-ticket-4075346.php)

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