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Re: AB Man Ticketed for Flashing High Beams

Postby my5cents » Nov 13th, 2017, 5:13 pm

damama55 wrote:“On Monday evening, Jeff McLenaghan was travelling north on Centre St. in High River just past the traffic circle when he was dazzled by a bright set of headlights coming in the opposite direction.

Thinking the oncoming driver inadvertently left his high beams on, he did what he’d done dozens of times previous: he tapped his brights as a friendly notice to the other motorist.

“It was just real quick, a heads up,” he said.

“Maybe a tenth of a second.”


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http://calgaryherald.com/storyline/high ... g-motorist

I have no reason not to believe the story, with the detail provided by the motorist, Mr. Jeff McLenaghan.

Where I come from, ticketing a driver for even leaving their high beams on was described as falling under the "Poultry Act".

"Poultry Act" ? (Chicken "bleep")
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Re: AB Man Ticketed for Flashing High Beams

Postby damama55 » Nov 13th, 2017, 5:34 pm

Thank you, for posting a better link than I had. The video does show the whole scenario, but I can't seem to post it.
As the driver said, "“I’m not trying to smear the police, I’ve got friends who are police, just think this could have been handled differently.”
Stay safe and watch out for the other guy.

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Re: AB Man Ticketed for Flashing High Beams

Postby twofingers » Nov 13th, 2017, 7:46 pm

I thought sheriffs were just there to change refills in the judge’s pen? How did this goober get hold of a ticket book?
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Re: AB Man Ticketed for Flashing High Beams

Postby lesliepaul » Nov 13th, 2017, 8:07 pm

Sheriff ???..............just say "court janitor" with no capitals!
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Re: AB Man Ticketed for Flashing High Beams

Postby GordonH » Nov 13th, 2017, 8:16 pm

lesliepaul wrote:Sheriff ???..............just say "court janitor" with no capitals!


Sheriff's in Alberta are not just around Court Houses like here in BC.
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Re: AB Man Ticketed for Flashing High Beams

Postby my5cents » Nov 14th, 2017, 10:39 am

Sheriffs in AB do Highway Patrol.

If this is an example of how they do things, perhaps they should remain escorting prisoners and working around court houses.
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