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Pizza Prize Causes Rise in Connecticut Traffic Tickets Issued

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Connecticut state troopers got a gubernatorial smack on the wrist after a memo went around that incentivized officers to issue more traffic tickets in order to have a chance at winning a pizza. The memo was meant to motivate the troopers with some friendly competition, but when word reached the upper levels of the command chain, the pizza program was deemed illegal.

I bet all the recipients of Connecticut traffic violations wish they knew that their out was to offer the cop writing the ticket a slice.

[Via courant.com]

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