Monday, August 10, 2015

TRAFFIC: Woman Pulled Over for Expired Bumper Sticker

CANTON - Marcy Preen was pulled over while travelling southbound on I-95 in Canton early Monay with an expired bumper sticker. She was given a $300 fine and has the option of appearing in Canton Municipal Court to appeal.

Sgt. Alex Gargarrian said that he is normally lenient with slightly outdated bumper stickers, but this instance bordered on egregious neglect. "The individual in question was promoting a candidate for election from nearly 25 years ago, at which point I pulled the individual over. I had no choice but to serve the suspect with a ticket for the violation and a somewhat hefty fine."

Preen - who drives a 1990 Ford Tempo - says that she was aware that the sticker was out-of-date. "It's just one of those things that sort of falls to the back-burner. I'd meant to renew it, but just hadn't gotten around to it."

The fine is another instance in a local crackdown on outdated bumper stickers. Said Officer Gargarrian, "Last week, I made a traffic stop for a sticker that said 'Talk to me Goose.' It's amazing how some people have such little regard for the law and safety."