Originally Posted by Florida_Bronco
Absolutely. Cops can get in alot of trouble for ignoring subpoenas and blowing off court, plus they get overtime, usually 4 hours worth. It's rather rare for a cop to not show up for court, plus the courts are always willing to work around their schedules.
And with a trooper, they probably would be more vigilant since they live and die off traffic citations. They take that stuff pretty seriously where a city/county police officer might not.
That's absolutely true. Citations are "cost effective" revenue streams that they rely upon for the upkeep of their equipment. They actually lowered the BAC level in NY because the high compliance rate was affecting the state police's bottom line.