Running into the law

Elizabeth Jaeger was running in the streets of Basking Ridge when she was hit by a car backing out of a driveway.

“I was running against the traffic as I always do, never had problems before. Usually when cars are backing out, they do so slow enough that I have time to react but on this particular morning, the car came at me so fast that I didn’t have time to react,” Jaeger said.

She hit her head and asked to call the police to file a police report.

Jaeger was then surprised to receive a ticket for not using the available sidewalk on her run.

“At this point it’s almost comical, I mean, nobody gets a ticket for this,” Jaeger said.

The police showed up at her house to give her the ticket.

According to a New Jersey law, pedestrians must use the sidewalk if/when available.

However, Jaeger believes the officer gave her the ticket for a different reason.

“What he said to me was ‘I am giving you this ticket because I didn’t like the way you talked to me’,” Jaeger said.

While she feels she was unfairly given the ticket, she has since pleaded guilty and paid the $54 fine associated with the ticket.

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