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MCSO responds to reckless driving, roaming dog complaints

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY|dewayne@mcnews.online
MOUNT IDA – Montgomery County Sheriff Davie White recently addressed reports of “Street Racers” and roaming dogs within the Mount Ida city limits.
Sheriff White stated in a press release that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) have received complaints of “Street Racers”, or “Hot Rodders” in the Mount Ida City limits. Sheriff White and Chief Deputy Will Brakefield have been in contact with several residents regarding this issue.
Sheriff White stated that he has been in contact with the Mount Ida Mayor’s office regarding these issues and his deputies are working hard to address them.
A request for extra patrols have been made to help curb or stop the activity. Sheriff White stated that extra patrols have been completed to the best of the department’s ability and citations have been written.
In the past four months the MCSO deputies have responded to 15 reckless driving calls, a complaint of multiple vehicles/persons hanging out at the city park after hours. MCSO, along with Arkansas DOT and Arkansas State Police, have written citations for speeding on Highway 270 and Highway 27.
Sheriff White shared that MCSO deputies have issued two citations regarding loose dogs in the city limits while responding to five complaints in the last several months.
He added that there have been some questions raised regarding the legality of certain ordinances in Mount Ida. While no specific ordinances were mentioned, Sheriff White stated that the matter had been turned over to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review.
Sheriff White and Mayor Jo Childress have shared that they understand the frustration felt by some, but assure the citizens of Mount Ida that they are not ignoring the situation. They are addressing the issues raised with care as they strive to handle them in a correct, legal manner.

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