Youth Traffic Court officers named
Ponca City Now - December 4, 2014 10:42 am
Youth Traffic Court Officers for 2014-2015 are pictured. From left are Levi Branstetter, Defense Attorney; Sam Flowers, Judge; Joshua Spiers, Judge; and Ana Subramaniam, Prosecuting Attorney. Back row, Rebeccah Roche, court clerk; Breanne Otto, court clerk; and Kaylee Gillespie, Bailiff.
These Po-Hi students were elected by the student body through a competitive application process. They serve voluntarily as court officials for peers, ages 16-18, who receive their first traffic violation in Ponca City.
If found guilty, the violator is sentenced from 4-12 weeks of Youth Traffic School or a combination of weeks and a written essay. If the sentence is completed, the traffic violation will not appear on the state driver’s license record.
Failure to complete the sentence results in the case being referred to the Municipal Judge and the likelihood of a fine, court cost and an entry on the driver’s state record.
Ponca City Police Sergeant Joe Harmon is the representative of the PCPD that oversees the procedures of the YTC.
Traffic violations that cannot be referred to YTC include those involving alcohol, an accident, driving without insurance or reckless driving.