Idaho appellate court sides with motorist
The court sided with Richard W. Wright, who in 2009 slid off an icy northern Idaho road and knocked over a speed-limit sign before continuing on to work.
Police charged him with misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident, and Wright paid a $200 fine, served two days on a work program and had his license suspended for a year.
The Spokesman-Review reported that Tuesday the appellate court overturned Wright's conviction, saying the charge of leaving the scene of an accident applies to multicar collisions, not to a single car bumping a sign.
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