Physics paper wasn't why traffic ticket was tossed

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego court commissioner is denying that a scientist's physics paper had anything to do with her dismissing his $200 traffic ticket.

News outlets reported this week that Dmitri Krioukov of the University of California, San Diego, used an equation-filled paper on the physics of a car in motion to successfully appeal a ticket for failure to stop.

Superior Court Commissioner Karen Riley says that's not true. She tells U-T San Diego that she listened to the physics argument but much of it went over her head.

Riley says she found Krioukov not guilty because the officer who cited him wasn't close enough to the intersection to have a good view.


Information from: U-T San Diego,

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