Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter was suspended Thursday, Iacobelli said. She said he has been with the South Carolina Highway Patrol since July of 2000. She said the investigation will look into the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop and arrest.
Laurens County Sheriff Ricky Chastain said Sydney “Sam” Montgomery was booked into the Detention Center on a Highway Patrol charge for speeding.
Montgomery is accused of going 89 mph in a 55 mph area. He was pulled over just after 12:30 a.m.
The Highway Patrol has not yet said why Montgomery was arrested rather than ticketed, but they did say an arrest is up to the trooper’s discretion.
Montgomery plays for the Cincinnati Bengals. He was added to the roster in April.