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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: I'm trying to go through the Taco Bell drive thru in my motorized wheelchair. But the losers in the drive thru window won't serve me because they say company policy doesn't allow service in the drive thru to anyone not in a vehicle. I say I AM in a vehicle. Who is right? (p.s. I am thinking about retaliating by crashing my supposed "non-vehicle" through the tempered glass of the restaurant's front door -- just saying).

Answer: I get it. "They see you rollin', they hatin'.'" Please don't get mad, but I think Taco Bell is right: wheelchair does not equal vehicle. And if you crash that door in you'll likely be charged with criminal mischief, so maybe roll on over to Chipotle instead? (57 News, Taco Bell customer accused of causing $1,500 in damage with wheelchair)

2) Question: In California we have a "hands-free" phone requirement for motorists. But I can text someone if I am sitting at a red light, right? 

Answer: Nope. The law applies to stopped drivers just as it applies to drivers in motion.(The RecorderAppeal Court: Texting at Red Lights a No-Go)

3) Question: I'm a police officer. I just arrested a man and woman on drug charges, handcuffed them, and put them in the back of the squad car. But now I cannot see the woman in my rear view mirror -- where could she have possibly gone?

Answer: Take a closer look behind you. Sometimes handcuffed women in the back of a moving squad car will try to engage in oral sex with their fellow passenger in the backseat. (The Smoking Gun, Texas Cop Catches Arrested, Handcuffed Couple Engaged In Sex Act In Back Seat Of Police Car)

Posted by Bruce Carton on November 16, 2011 at 12:24 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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