by Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press
Taylor Trupiano fought the law recently and the law won.
The 24 year-old man contested a $128 ticket that Roseville police issued him in January for violating a city ordinance when he left his running car unattended to warm up in the driveway of his home while he ran inside to get his girlfriend and her 2-year-old son.
But Roseville’s 39th District Judge Marco Santia said that he believed Trupiano’s car was in a place generally accessible to the public, and “I think it was reasonable the officer issued the ticket.” He denied a motion by Trupiano to dismiss the ticket.
“That’s a little upsetting,” Trupiano said after the hearing, adding that he doesn’t think the ordinance “applies to my private property.”
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