Former Greenwood High School and Louisiana State University standout Sam Montgomery was arrested Tuesday by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The 2009 GHS graduate was arrested for speeding; according to SCHP spokesman Cpl. Bill Rhyne, Montgomery was stopped 3 miles west of Clinton on Highway 72.
“He was going 89 (mph) in a 55 (mph) zone,” Rhyne said. “He was then arrested by the officer at the scene.”
When asked if it was normal or standard procedure for speeding to lead to an arrest, Rhyne said that determination was up to the officer’s discretion.


“What you have to realize is that the officer can make a custodial arrest on many different things,” Rhyne said. “It’s up to the officer’s determination.”
Rhyne said the SCHP only has a ticket from the arrest and not an incident report. The reason the officer at the scene decided to arrest Montgomery for speeding in this case is unclear.
After the arrest, Montgomery was booked into the Laurens County Detention Center. He was released Wednesday morning on a $355 personal recognizance bond.

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