A student at UCSD used his knowledge of physics to show in court why he couldn’t be guilty of a traffic ticket.
Dimitri Krioukov, a student at the University of California San Diego, was pulled over in April of 2012 and was issued a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign. When Dimitri arrived in court on the day of his hearing, he showed the court his research that led to him not having to pay the $400 fine.
As described by the police officer, Dimitri approached a stop sign, but failed to stop and continued on through the intersection. Dimtiri claimed that because of the cops vantage point and the passing cars, it appeared that Dimitri had continued through the stop sign when in reality he had stopped.
The judge for the case said “physics has nothing to do with it,” but something must have stuck from his argument because the $400 fine was dismissed.
Dimitri recently released a paper titled “The Proof of Innocence,” where he describes in detail how he used physics to get out of the ticket.
How many of you guys are going to try to use this to talk your way out of a ticket?