Scientist uses math, physics to dodge ticket

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(AP) – A San Diego scientist says he got out of a $400 traffic ticket using a research paper loaded with math and physics.

The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday that Dmitri Krioukov, a senior research scientist at the University of California, San Diego, successfully appealed his failure-to-stop ticket with a four-page paper explaining to a judge that it may have appeared to the officer that he didn’t stop when he actually did.

Krioukov also told the judge that a campus building obstructed the officer’s view of the incident.

He says his calculations were very simple and took five to ten minutes. Writing the paper took a few hours.

Krioukov says the time spent on the paper was a minor inconvenience considering the cost of a lawyer and the ticket.

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