Ky.'s Liberty Van driver beats $56 ticket in NJDecember 3, 2013 @ 9:47 pm
BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) - A Kentucky woman whose van is plastered with political signs and trinkets has won a costly fight to have a $56 traffic ticket tossed in New Jersey.
A New Jersey judge Tuesday said she wouldn't want her grandchildren walking behind Lynda Farley's so-called Liberty Van because of its blind spots and lack of view out the rearview mirror. But the judge said a string of flowers bordering the windshield hadn't unduly interfered with Farley's vision and threw out the obstructed-view citation.
Farley lives in Edmonton, Ky. She was ticketed heading home last year from New York's Sept. 11 commemoration.
She made the 800-mile drive back to northwestern New Jersey several times to fight the fine. She tells the Easton, Pa., newspaper The Express-Times ( http://bit.ly/1k7Sdas) it was worth it to protect her free-speech rights.
Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Community In Shock
2 dead, 4 students struggling to survive after Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting
Week In Photos
Great heights and breathtaking images from around the world this week
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.