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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:06 PM

(California judge rules) Corporations aren't people in carpool lanes [View all]

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Jonathan Frieman, a 56-year old San Rafael resident and self-described social entrepreneur, failed to persuade a Marin County Superior Court judge Monday after he argued that he was not alone when a California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over in October while driving in the carpool lane.

Instead, Frieman admitted that he had reached onto the passenger's seat and handed the officer papers of incorporation connected to his family's charity foundation.

..."Common sense says carrying a sheath of papers in the front seat does not relieve traffic congestion," Judge Frank Drago said. "And so I'm finding you guilty."

Outside the courtroom, Frieman said he would appeal the ruling within 30 days.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Corporations-aren-t-people-in-carpool-lanes-4173366.php

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