BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a little stretch of the Main Street where he lives and owns a book store.
Fifty-five-year-old John Cherok II refused to pay $540 to clean the road, plus a small fine when he appeared at before a magistrate in Burgettstown on Thursday.
Instead, Cherok tells the (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1wkGgt1 ) he’ll fight. The magistrate postponed Cherok’s preliminary hearing until Nov. 20 to give him time to hire an attorney.
Cherok painted the message “Slow, 25 MPH” on the pavement because he says too many cars speed on the road, some up to 50 mph.
Some township officials sympathize, but say Cherok shouldn’t have taken matters – and a paint brush – into his own hands.
Information from: Observer-Reporter, http://www.observer-reporter.com
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