A man received a traffic ticket in Woodland Park, Colo. after police saw him violating the law in a Facebook video he posted. The man, Michael Dalton, posted a video on the social network taking a shortcut through the parking lot of an apartment complex. After the video gained attention on a local Facebook community page, a police officer arrived at Dalton’s door and issued him a ticket for reckless driving and running a stop sign.
A Woodland Park police officer told local news station KKTV that it was the first time his police department had issued a ticket for a Facebook video. “You have a First Amendment right to post whatever you want, and can,” Sgt. Leibbrand said. “But if you’re breaking the law and it’s in our jurisdiction, then we can do something about it.”
Dalton plans to fight the ticket in court.
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