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Cops Ticket Man After He Posts Video on How to Beat Traffic

‘Can they do that?’ guy asks. Police response: ‘Yep’

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Michael Dalton found a shortcut in his Colorado neighborhood that helps beat congestion and avoids a nearby highway, so he posted it on Facebook in an attempt to help his neighbors, WCMH reports. Just two problems: The shortcut involves driving through private property, which earned Dalton criticism from some viewers … and the video shows Dalton running a stop sign, which earned him a ticket.

The video went viral, CBS Denver explains, and police eventually found out about it. A week after Dalton posted it, an officer came to his home and gave him a ticket for reckless driving and running a stop sign. “Can they use videos from Facebook to give me a traffic violation? Can they do that to everybody?” Dalton asks CBS. “Yes, you have a First Amendment right to post whatever you want,” replies a local police officer, “but if you’re breaking the law and it’s in our jurisdiction, then we can do something about it.”


Cops Ticket Man After He Posts Video on How to Beat Traffic

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