The Georgia State Patrol has again cleared Arcade's police department of an accusation that the city runs a speed trap along U.S. Highway 129.
The State Patrol, which regulates radar use by police departments, has investigated allegations that Arcade is operating a speed trap four times since the late 1990s. Investigators have never found any illegal practices.
Troopers launched the most recent investigation in March after a software developer from Nicholson, Lyle Thompson, filed a complaint.
Thompson says he has been stopped five times in the past three years and his wife has been stopped twice.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/qjaRuZ) the patrol's audit found that Arcade's police department brings in 2.7 percent of its budget from minor speeding ticket fines and court fees.