Mandatory furlough days for Georgia’s State Troopers are causing some problems in the court system, according to an article in this weekend’s Chattanooga Times Free Press

In the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, which covers Dade, Catoosa, Chattooga and Walker counties, subpoenas to troopers for court cases must be scheduled around furlough days, said Chris Arnt, chief assistant district attorney.

"It gets to a point where it becomes incredibly difficult to move cases through the system," Mr. Arnt said.

Authorities have been told that bringing a state trooper to testify would mean no one could monitor the roads, he said.

Thirty new state troopers are scheduled to graduate and be added to the state’s force at the end of this month.

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http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/feb/08/state-patrol-furloughs-ricochet-at-local-level/