Properly positive.. except you’re driving within the HOV lane (excessive occupancy automobile lane). Brandy Battone discovered herself getting pulled over whereas driving in a freeway in Dallas and was issued a state of affairs for driving in a HOV lane, which is the carpool lane that requires drivers to have two or extra folks in a automotive. The officer seen Battone gave the impression to be the one particular person in her automobile however she insisted she wasn’t alone. She reminded the officer of the current Supreme Court docket ruling saying “ in gentle of every little thing that has occurred, and I’m not making an attempt to make an enormous political stance right here, however you do perceive that it is a child?”.
In line with the Texas penal code, and “particular person” means a human being that’s alive together with an unborn fetus at each stage of gestation till delivery, however beneath the Texas Transportation Code, there’s nothing that signifies a fetus counts as a passenger in a automobile.
Battone says she doesn’t assume that she ought to have gotten the ticket in any respect and needs Texas legal guidelines to be constant in wether they do or don’t acknowledge a fetus as an individual. Battone informed NBC information that she’ll be combating the reported $215 ticket at her July twentieth listening to, which is only a couple weeks earlier than her due date.
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