Honkers’ Tickets Dismissed

2-10 jbo citationsMEDFORD, Ore. — Those who drove by Griffin Creek Elementary on Monday, and received a ticket from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to show support for the teachers, won’t have to worry about paying the fine.

The sheriff’s office has requested the tickets be dismissed because they were written under the wrong offense. The citations were written for cars in violation of not having a properly working horn.

Instead, they should have been written for using the horn to make unnecessary loud noise. Teachers say while the honking has just about stopped, the support has continued.

“We also have fun things like people yelling ‘Honk! Honk!’ Out of their windows, or people who have taped signs on their cars that say ‘Honk! Honk!’ and they drive by and do fake honking,” said Picket Captain Trisha Bennett.

The sheriff’s office says it isn’t unusual for tickets to be dismissed if they are written for the wrong violation.