Scientist uses math, physics to dodge ticket
(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.