News of the Weird: Carpool lane driver got crafty

  • by: CHUCK SHEPHERD , Wire services
  • Updated: February 1, 2013 - 2:44 PM

California activist Jonathan Frieman finally got his day in court in January, but a Marin County judge quickly rejected his argument that he is entitled to use the state’s carpool lanes accompanied only by a sheaf of corporate papers in the passenger seat. The judge decided that the state legislature’s carpool law was intended only to reduce traffic clutter and that driving with no passenger except corporate papers was unrelated to that goal. Frieman told reporters that he had been carrying the papers around for years, hoping to be challenged.

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