Pedal Powered Car Case Laughed Out of Court
A couple months ago we had news of a pedal-powered car being pulled over by the Toronto Police. Artist Michael de Broin had designed the car as part of an exhibit, and had stripped the car (a 1986 Buick Regal) of “superfluous devices” including the engine, suspension, transmission and electrical system. The headlights were even replaced with candles.
On Thursday, Trevor Baldwin, who was driving the car when he was stopped for “operating an unsafe vehicle” had his day in court, and the charges against him were dismissed.
From CBC News:
As the Crown prosecutor tried to make his case Thursday, the court erupted in laughter, and the charges were thrown out.
Baldwin’s legal representative, Terry Fox, said the arresting officer never should have pulled the car over.
“Where’s the evidence it was illegal? There was no objective standard here. Just his opinion is what it was, and that’s not good enough. It’s speculation he based it on,” Fox said outside court.