By Coral Bordelon, Citizen
The Picayune Item
Mississippi State Troopers had a roadblock/checkpoint set up at the intersection of Hwy 603 & Hwy 43 in Kiln on Saturday morning July 30. As my wife and I approached this check point we were not worried, as my Dodge Ram Pickup was in good running order with all proper documentation.
When the officer approached my vehicle, he asked for my driver’s license and proof of insurance, I complied. While the officer was looking over my paper work and seeing that everything was in order, he then asked, “how long has your windshield been cracked? I responded by saying, “about a couple of months..” It seemed to me at this point that he was just looking to find something wrong just to give me a citation.
This crack isn’t anywhere near the field of view from the driver of passenger seat.
I can understand that if my windshield was cracked to where it obstructs the driver’s view, I should have already replaced it.
I travel 70 miles round trip to work every day on I-59 from Picayune to Slidell and usually encounter a rock hitting my windshield at least once a month. Am I to fork out $200 or more dollars for a new windshield every month?
I feel the citation/work order was unjust.