Grain Valley’s alleged policy of ticketing motorists who flash their headlights to warn others of a speed trap is unconstitutional, contends a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of a Kansas man by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, argued that such a policy violates a driver’s First Amendment right to warn others to drive cautiously.
Jerry L. Jarman Jr. said that a Grain Valley police sergeant ticketed him on Aug. 24 for “interfering with radar by flashing headlights at oncoming motorists to warn them.”
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