GODLEY - If you get pulled over by police in the town of Godley. You might think, "ooh God." But this time of year you may not mind getting pulled over.
Godley Police Chief Jason Jordon says, "It’s the Godley Cops for kids that we started this year. They will locate minor traffic offenses. Brake lights, tail lights. They will make a traffic stop. Upon that traffic stop they will issue a warning and with that warning, they will hand out a little flyer.”
The driver can then drop off a donated gift to the police department for a needy family.
In just a month, the police force has been cashing in on some toys rather than fines. We`ve got about a 150, 200 toys. I`ve given away probably 30 toys and a couple of bikes in the last couple of days," says Chief Jordon. The chief says 90% of the drivers who were given warnings have been turning in toys.
"We`ve got about 150, 200 toys. I`ve given away probably 30 toys and a couple of bikes in the last couple of days," says Chief Jordon. The chief says 90% of the drivers ticketed for warnings have been turning in toys, some worth more than the amount of the fine.