Busted: For not sufficiently hauling butt …

According to Channel 4 in DC …

A Maryland woman was shocked after she received a traffic ticket on Interstate 95 — because it wasn’t for speeding.

She was driving two mph under the speed limit … too slow said the trooper … by 2 MPH.


The driver was driving in the left lane of I-95 when she was pulled over..

According to the citation, she had been driving 63 mph in the left hand lane in a 65 mph zone.

The citation read, “Failure of driver, driving below speed limit, 63 in a 65.”

A retired state trooper said Tuesday that the ticket may not hold up in court.

“You can drive in the left lane in Maryland as long as you are doing the speed limit, or not impeding by going 10 mph under the speed limit.”

While police said they can’t comment on this specific ticket, they said that driving too slowly can impede traffic, and that anyone who wants to fight a citation can do so in court.

The driver has filed a complaint with Maryland State Police and plans to fight the ticket.

Bottom line: Besides being a nitwit, the trooper didn’t even get the law right.

Now, this poor lady has to miss a day of work to go to court and get the charges dismissed … which they will be.

Think the trooper will be written up  … or at least admonishe by the judge?

I’m betting the under.

Vroom, vroom ….

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One Response to “Busted: For not sufficiently hauling butt …”

  1. Mike J Says:

    Kudos to the trooper for calling attention to dangerous driving. This woman’s actions were far more dangerous than if she had been traveling 80 in the left lane. By failing to observe the informal but well-known social laws, she and others like her create more perilous situations such as high-speed passing on the right, tailigating, and the abrupt use of brakes by trailing cars. Not to mention the snowball effect of the lost productivity by the dozens of motorists whose commutes are slowed by a couple of minutes while navigating around her.

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