Speeders Zapped In Saucier - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

09/23/04

Speeders Zapped In Saucier

"He was my baby. It tore me up. I had to call into work because I couldn't get over it because I was crying so bad," said Rebecca Leger.

Rebecca Leger still cannot believe her nine month old Pomeranian "Wolfie" is gone.

But even though she, as well as Wolfie's companion Gizzy, are saddened by the loss, Leger is not surprised because she says it was only a matter of time.

"They'll come around one corner and hit it to see how fast they can get to the other corner, you know, both directions. You know, I've had the cops out here. They've set up at different locations and clocked 'em coming down in here. They've given tickets out and it doesn't seem to do any good," said Leger.

And it seems the deaf child signs do not have any type of effect on many drivers either.

The deaf child is Leger's daughter Chasity, who has lost 80-percent of her hearing.

She and her two brothers do not go outside to play a lot because of the speeders.

The WLOX speed zapper clocked cars going 23, 27, and even 36 in a 20 mile per hour zone.

"Slow down. Be aware. That there is children down in here. There was a child that has been hit down in here already once before at night. You know, I have deaf child signs up too. just slow down," said Leger.

The Legers have lived on Palmer Creek Drive for about two and a half years.

Mrs. Leger says they will be moving out of the neighborhood by next year because of the speeding.

By Karla Redditte

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