July 24, 2013
A Missouri man says his free-speech rights were violated when he was given a ticket for flashing his headlights to warn oncoming drivers of a speed-trap.
Michael J. Elli was driving in Ellisville, Mo., last year when he saw a police officer parked alongside the road tracking speeds with a radar gun. Elli flashed his headlights to warn oncoming drivers to slow down, his attorney Grant R. Doty told ABC News.
“It’s like when you are on a vacation, and you stop at a truck stop and mention to a person there that you saw a speed-trap a mile down the road,” Doty said.