Glasgow Police give $100 to unsuspecting drivers at traffic stops

GLASGOW, Ky. – Typically when you see a police officer pulling you over you may be nervous for the ticket you are about to receive, but Tuesday night people in Glasgow received something else from officers that brightened their holiday season.

This is the 4th year that Riverlake Church in Glasgow has partnered with the Glasgow Police Department to hand out $100 bills at traffic stops, an initiative they call “Let Hope In,” handing out a total of $2400 to random drivers on Tuesday.

The officer would turn on their lights and the motorists pulled over dreading a ticket, but instead, they were gifted $100 bill.

Brett Lowe, a volunteer with Riverlake Church says he wanted to be a part of giving to others who may have had a tough year.

“It’s been a really tough year, as everybody knows, and it’s not only been tough on our community but our community partners with the police department. It gives just a little hope, that is what it is, letting hope in,” said Lowe.

Through the driver’s shock and surprise, they explained how they would spend the money.

Some said they would buy a Christmas present for a child in their life while others said they would use it to help pay their bills or rent.