Congressman Wins Traffic Trial

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis had his day in court. Traffic court. In Cook County.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Martin Coghlan said he dismissed the case because the alleged violation didn't make sense. Police have said they pulled Davis over on Nov. 19 of last year because he swerved over the center line. But Coghlan said crossing the center line was necessary to make the left turn described by a police officer in court.

Davis was ticketed while driving home from his Sunday night radio talk show with three black passengers. Before the trial, Davis accused the police of racial profiling. After Judge Coghlan acquitted him, Davis was more conciliatory, as befits a politician.

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    by cpinva on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 08:29:56 AM EST
    i went out and tried to make a left turn, without crossing the center line. can't be done.

    i especially liked the judge's comment.