Defense attorney Jim Todd said he entered a not guilty plea on Montgomery's behalf Wednesday in traffic court in Laurens. The judge accepted the plea and dismissed the ticket.
Montgomery was arrested and spent a night in jail after Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter clocked him going 89 mph in a 55 mph zone. But the trooper's dashboard camera also captured the officer threatening to use a Taser because the 6-foot-3, 262-pound lineman was struggling to understand his commands.
Salter was suspended by the state Department of Public Safety and his conduct is being investigated.
The Index-Journal of Greenwood (http://bit.ly/WifBxF ) first reported the ticket dismissal and also reported Salter wasn't allowed to testify in court because he is suspended.
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