The choose was lovin’ his protection.
A Connecticut man had a distracted driving ticket dismissed on Friday, after his lawyer argued that he was consuming a McDonald’s hash brown behind the wheel and never speaking on a cellphone.
Jason Stiber was pulled over by Westport Police final April and issued a $300 ticket, which he unsuccessfully tried to combat on his personal behalf in Norwalk courtroom. He then employed an lawyer, John Thygerson, who appealed the case this previous February and supplied information that confirmed Steiber wasn’t utilizing his cellphone on the time of the incident. Thygerson additionally found that the ticketing officer was on the 15th hour of a double shift, in line with The Washington Submit, suggesting that the lengthy workday might have contributed to human error.
On Friday, Choose Maureen Dennis dominated that the state failed to satisfy its burden of proof and dismissed the quotation.
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“I simply suppose this can be a traditional instance of the truism that cops make errors. They’re human beings like everybody else and typically they get issues improper,” Thygerson instructed The Hour.
Stiber stated he hoped his case would set a precedent that will assist others keep away from the pricey and time-consuming authorized course of he wanted to undergo to maintain the violation off his document.
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