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Date: 06/27/08 10:01 AM

49 Responses to College Girl Goes to Jail for Lane Violation

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
    1266 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 7:38 am
    Link: College Girl Goes to Jail for Lane Violation - What is this, Russia? America is really turning into a police state.
  2. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1456 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:05 am
    Wow, just wow...
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    paddyboom Male 13-17
    203 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:06 am
    Haha it`s Ollie Williams off Family Guy :)
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2008 at 10:07 am
    haha "I was in shock"
    thn the anchor says "Casey McHaff was in shock!"
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:09 am
    At least the judge admits she was wrong. & I really doubt that this is going to stay on the girl`s permanent record.
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    iAMzach Male 18-29
    606 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:09 am
    5 whole days...wow that some hard jail time right there.
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    lava_tomato Female 13-17
    169 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:12 am
    ollie! lol. the news made such a big deal out of it.
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    LPAkira Male 13-17
    213 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:18 am
    Haha. The judge made an extremely stupid mistake, but this isn`t really too newsworthy. There`s no way it will stay on the girl`s record.
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    J4Y Male 13-17
    382 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:19 am
    Women drivers..... :-)
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2008 at 10:19 am
    Thats pretty shocking but at least the judge admitted the mistake. I`m guessing the fine + record will be struck off!
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    iAMzach Male 18-29
    606 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:20 am
    Best of ollie willams

    in honor of that news reporter. (no, not a rick roll)

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    Flashpacker Male 18-29
    672 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:23 am
    hmm.. what the funk is a HOV lane?=S
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    are7era Male 18-29
    562 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:29 am
    Man I would have been screaming and then sued her ass.
  14. Profile photo of Flashpacker
    Flashpacker Male 18-29
    672 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:31 am
    What is an HOV lane?
    HOV is an acronym for High Occupancy Vehicle. They are also referred to as carpool lanes. These lanes will have a diamond marking and are sometimes called "diamond lanes."

    "look at me, cruisin` down the diamond lane"

    Also.... what is a High Occupancy Vehicle?=P

  15. Profile photo of Majin19
    Majin19 Male 18-29
    27 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:33 am
    drating dumbass judge...
  16. Profile photo of Trema
    Trema Male 18-29
    511 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:35 am
    flashpacker
    its a vehicle with many ppl in it
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    cndman15 Male 18-29
    328 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:38 am
    hov is a lane for ppl who have a bunch of ppl in there cars. and is usually a pretty free lane. therefore enticing ppl to carpool too work/school
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    monktoast Male 18-29
    263 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:44 am
    an apology isnt enough, judges need to be held to strict standards and if they goof this bad theirpowers removed imemdiatley.

    how many judges DO NOT apologize? and are happy with their bullpoo sentencing?

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:55 am
    Women...
  20. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 11:05 am
    Just to be clear, she was NOT sentenced to jail for her lane violation. She was fined $119.25 ($75 fine + court costs). It was her failure/inability to PAY that landed her in jail.

    If you get a parking ticket, and don`t pay the fine, a bench warrant will be issued and you will be arrested for failure to pay. You haven`t been `sentenced to jail` for a parking ticket....

    Here`s more of the article... College Student Wrongly Jailed For HOV Lane Violation

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    Chiefy Male 18-29
    713 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 11:34 am
    Wow, I live in Georgia..Dont watch the news though. HOV ramps are weird sometimes..Some of them enter you in the fast lane of a highway.
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
    533 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 11:47 am
    Nettech:
    well apparently you`ve never gotten a ticket because all courts offer payment plans. i`ve never even heard of a judge themselves asking about money to pay a fine. they usually announce the fine and send them to the clerk and recorders office to pay it/set up a payment plan. that judge was out of line and needs to be removed. small disregards for protecting the laws can lead to big trouble.
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    kimberly163 Female 18-29
    432 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 11:55 am
    well that was the first time i heard a judge ask for money on the spot...
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    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
    807 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    Not IAB worthy.
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    Mrface5 Male 18-29
    152 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    Boo
  26. Profile photo of deathbringer
    deathbringer Male 18-29
    398 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    "I was in shock, I was in shock"
    "Casey Metcalf was in shock!"

    redundant much?
    lol

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    shamille Female 18-29
    831 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    why is it from a hiphop site?

    is it because of HOV-A??!

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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2008 at 12:20 pm
    "Mazi Mazloom"?

    Best name of the day!

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    cielrouge Female 18-29
    119 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    that girl is about to be PAID.. pain and suffering is a motherdrater
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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    I was excited when I heard the reporter was Tom Jones. I was ready to throw my panties at him and everything. Stupid fake Tom Jones...
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 2:08 pm
    There can be only one true Tom Jones. Sorry AKappy, this wasn`t it.
    Also, how do you get to be a judge without knowing the law??
  32. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 2:40 pm
    "Nettech: well apparently you`ve never gotten a ticket because all courts offer payment plans...."

    All courts offer payment plans? Yeah I suppose.. You pay or you end up in jail - if you call that a `plan`.

    In checking Georgia law, I found two interesting things:
    "15-21-1. Time of payment of fines
    Every fine imposed by a court under the authority of this Code shall be paid immediately or within such reasonable time as the court may grant."

    In other words if the judge wants it now, the judge gets it now, or you suffer some sort of consequences.

    Continued....

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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    And...
    "15-1-4. Extent of contempt power; when jury trial required; bond; appeal; violation of alimony or child support order
    ...(b) No person shall be imprisoned for contempt for failing or refusing to pay over money under any order, decree, or judgment of any court of law or any other court of this state when he denies that the money ordered or decreed to be paid over is in his power, custody, or control until he has a trial by jury in accordance with the following provisions:"

    Which is where the judge probably messed up... The laws vary from state to state, and how a judge chooses to use or not use the power granted to them by the law will vary greatly also.

  34. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 3:29 pm
    Dumbass Female Judge.
  35. Profile photo of marencolleen
    marencolleen Female 18-29
    533 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm
    hmmm, well i`ll call bullpoo on that one because my husband got a ticket in georgia and he was put on a payment plan...
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    NoGoodIdeas Male 13-17
    125 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    Gotta say, didn`t watch most of it, but from what I can tell:

    Lady made a mistake.
    Lady gets ticket.
    Lady can`t pay ticket.
    Lady goes to jail.

    Unless Lady didn`t know she would have to pay at the trial, there`s nothing wrong with this. If you can`t pay a ticket, you`re held for a few days. The end. What am I missing?

  37. Profile photo of aussieguy29
    aussieguy29 Male 18-29
    422 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    i couldnt watch that cause the journalist was so annoying. what kind of retarded voice is that. stupid american journo`s.
  38. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    They need to change that law. A few days in jail will get people to pay more attention and not drive illegally. She should`ve spent the 5 days there, I`ll bet she would stay out the HOV lane next time.
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    owfannybaws Male 40-49
    12 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    Hey whats up with this ...a vid about a minor traffic violation and nobody got tazed/and/or beaten up ...or even topless......well maybe not topless in this case........hmmm maybe the wife is right.. I am spending toooo much time watching internet vids on my own in a small dark room...oh well


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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1233 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    ""well that was the first time i heard a judge ask for money on the spot...""

    Me too.

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    geturcrackon Female 18-29
    13 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 6:03 pm
    "hat is this, Russia? America is really turning into a police state."

    One judge`s mistake makes us a police state?

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    Earlyman Male 30-39
    164 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 9:53 pm
    Poor dumb ass college grad, with no job. She could afford her car, college, but not the fine. And I guess couldn`t figure out traffic signs too well either.
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    xp Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm
    What are you "missing" -NoGood? The fact that what the judge did was f|_|cking illegal and stupid. Did you even watch the video?
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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    June 28, 2008 at 2:33 am
    Aw the judge admitted their mistake.

    How about if you make a mistake you have to take forced vacation time from being a judge? With no pay?

  45. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1192 posts
    June 28, 2008 at 2:51 am
    thats atlanta for you...proud to be here T_T
  46. Profile photo of ColdOne
    ColdOne Male 13-17
    21 posts
    June 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm
    whats so wrong about Russia....
    Ok...there`s quite a lot wrong stuff...
    but anyway....dont say that...
  47. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1407 posts
    June 29, 2008 at 10:48 am
    "nettech98" Your interpretation is false. Although the judge did have the right to demand payment immediately the judges sentence was contrary to the statute stating that a first time offense is not punishable by more than a $75 fine plus court fees, which is addressed by another statute.The judges argument for the jail sentence was based on imposing the alternate sentence imposing jail time up to 1 year or until which time the fine was paid or 5 days of the sentence was served because, for some strange reason "probation" was not imposable. No, the mindset of the judge does not make any sense and throws up a red flag regarding competency. The judge did not ask the defendant what amount of the fine she could pay nor offer community service in alternative to payment. The judge could of been within her rights to impose contempt of court and jail her until which time the fine was paid as well. It`s the judges choice. Regarding the defendants record the misdemeanor is
  48. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1407 posts
    June 29, 2008 at 10:50 am
    ^ only recorded to her record, not the sentence.
  49. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2008 at 1:58 pm
    THIS IS RIDICULOUS! I HAD TO DO COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MY TICKETS, IT`S WAAAAY BETTER THAN PAYING UP. I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO LIKE 100 HRS CS BUT I ACTUALLY DID LIKE 18HRS. ALWAYS CHOOSE THE COMMUNITY SERVICE OPTION!!!

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