posted on Oct, 20 2006 @ 10:27 AM
Originally posted by SmallMindsBigIdeas
Why not just cut her a ticket for whatever the reason for the stop was?
I don't think she was stopped for anything. I think he just ticketed her car (like a parking ticket). I could be wrong, but that's what I got out
of the article.
And yes, WTH was this cop ticketing her for for a law that was overturned 16 years previous?
I still don't think she should sue due to the fact the ticket got overturned, but she does have a right to be pissed IMO.
And the officer should have to go to classes about CURRENT laws.
This happens all the time. When I was 17 in PA, there was a law that you could get a regular license instead of your cinderella license (can't drive
after midnight) at 17 instead of 18 if you took driver safety courses and had no tickets etc. Our local cop argued up and down with me that I
couldn't have a regular license. Eventually I proved him wrong!!!!!
Edit: In my line of work, I have to be up-to-date with the current codes and laws. I believe a cop should be held to the same standard.
[edit on 10/20/2006 by Griff]