Sunday, May 29, 2005

Now that's one CLEVER lawyer.

Jaywalking chicken ticketed
No fowl play suspected when $54 citation dismissed


RIDGECREST, California (AP) -- A chicken that got a ticket for crossing the road has clawed his way out of it.

The $54 citation for impeding traffic was dismissed Friday after Linc and Helena Moore's attorney argued that the fowl was domesticated and could not be charged as livestock.

State law restricts livestock on highways, but not domestic animals.

The chicken was ticketed March 26 for impeding traffic after it wandered onto a road in Johannesburg, a rural mining community southeast of Ridgecrest.

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