Watch Out for Pedestrians on the Interstate

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I was sitting in Stafford General District Court today when the judge called a case for “being a pedestrian on the interstate.” I honestly had never seen a case regarding that statute, so I was quite interested to hear what happened.

The Trooper testified that he saw two young ladies on foot in the middle of the interstate. They were attempting to stop traffic and retrieve a cell from the interstate.

Then one of the ladies took the oath and testified. Apparently they were not from the area. They were traveling through, using the cell ‘s GPS for navigation. They saw something they wanted to take a picture of.

“I held the out the window to take the picture, and it flew out of my hands.”

That’s a loose quotation, but I swear it’s what the lady said. Since they needed the to find their way, they stopped and tried to retrieve it.

What happened? She was found guilty. That’s simply not an excuse for trying to stop cars on the interstate.

I think there’s two morals to this story. First, don’t hold your cell out of a car window. Second, don’t walk around on the interstate.

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Andrew Flusche

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