Bengals’ Sam Montgomery arrested for speeding, arresting officer suspended

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Bengals defensive end Sam Montgomery was arrested down in South Carolina for speeding, according to FOX Carolina.

According to Laurens County jail officials, Sidney Sam Montgomery, 24, was charged with speeding by the Highway Patrol.

Montgomery was stopped on Highway 72 three miles west of Clinton at 12:37 a.m. on Thursday going 89 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to Cpl. Bill Rhyne with the Highway Patrol.

What’s really interesting is that the officer who arrested Montgomery has been suspended.

The trooper, who was identified as L. Cpl. R.S. Salter, was suspended following the incident.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety released the following statement on Monday:

The department holds its troopers to the highest standard of conduct and expects them to treat the public with courtesy and respect. Once this matter was brought to our attention, we began a review of the traffic stop and self-initiated an internal investigation. While Trooper Salter was within the law to make an arrest for the speeding violation in excess of 25 mph, Salter’s behavior during the traffic stop of Mr. Montgomery was not representative of the professionalism displayed by our troopers and officers every day around the state.

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