Wednesday, May 31, 2006

"Great-Grandmother Jailed For Refusing To Sign Traffic Ticket"

The law's the law. Don't think you can skirt it just because it is uncomfortable.

From KSAT:

SAN ANTONIO -- Bonnie Sundquist always wears her seat belt when she rides in a car.

But when Sundquist and her daughter were on their way to a Target store on Thursday, a police officer pulled them over to give the 74-year-old great-grandmother a ticket because she was wearing the seat belt -- the wrong
way. ...

"I had it across my stomach and across my chest," Sundquist said in an interview with KSAT 12 News. Sundquist said she doesn't wear it on top of her shoulder because it "chokes" her.

Right. Whatever. Just sign the ticket, please.

Since Sundquist refused to sign the citation, the police officer handcuffed her and took her to jail.

I bet she wears her seat belt the correct way from now on.

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