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Florida Police Cite Driver Who Used Sidewalk to Avoid Rush Hour Traffic

Officials in Sarasota, Florida, said a driver was cited after they mounted a sidewalk to avoid rush-hour traffic on the morning of Wednesday, June 22.

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said a person emailed them dashcam footage showing a Sedan mount a sidewalk on Tuesday morning, and told officers that this was a regular occurrence on Fruitville Road.

The sheriff’s office said deputies were sent to observe the scene on Wednesday morning, and at around 7am, they saw the same dark Sedan pull onto the sidewalk. The driver, after noticing the police presence, returned to the road, and was issued a citation.

This video, published by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, first shows the dashcam footage provided by the person who reported the violation, and then the police video showing the intercept the following day. Credit: Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

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