Traffic ticket question

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by yogamaster, May 14, 2016.

  1. yogamaster

    yogamaster Member

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    If a Mid gets a speeding ticket while she / he is on Liberty in another state, is it necessary to report it to their CO? What is the best way to handle that? The ticket will not require a follow up court date in person. Is this a potentially damaging situation for Mid's career? TIA
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    As long as the speeding ticket is under $300 and the MIDN was not arrested or criminally charged (doesn't sound like this is the case), no reporting is required. Note: If any Sailor, Marine or MIDN is arrested or detained, they are required to inform their chain of command. If the command finds out via other means and was not informed by the servicemember, they have violated a lawful general order and can be punished for that.
     
  3. yogamaster

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    Thank you, USNAbgo08! No arrest, no charges. Hopefully, a valuable lesson learned. Since Mid is on our insurance, it will be an expensive lesson, also. I wasn't sure what potential ramifications it might have, however. I fully expect Mid to not listen to advice from Mom on how to handle the Navy side of things, nor should Mid perhaps, but I at least wanted to know what the best advice is to offer.
     

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