Saturday, February 5, 2005


Man Sues Trooper Over ‘Finger’ Ticket

`A man says a traffic ticket a state trooper gave him is for the birds or at least for flipping the bird. Stephen Corey, 42, filed a federal lawsuit because he says he had a First Amendment right to flip his middle finger at the trooper in July.

Trooper Samuel Nassan III gave Corey, a flight attendant from Pittsburgh, a ticket for following another vehicle too closely, then wrote him up for giving “an improper hand signal while passing my patrol car, namely middle finger up,” according to Corey’s lawsuit.’

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