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Ky.'s Liberty Van driver beats $56 ticket in NJ

Friday - 12/6/2013, 8:56pm  ET

In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 photo, smoking and guns advocate Lynda Farley stands outside her minivan, dubbed the "Liberty Van," in Belvidere, N.J. Farley, 62, of Edmonton, Ky., fought a $56 ticket issued in September 2012 by New Jersey State Police for having an obstructed view. On Tuesday, a judge in New Jersey Superior Court ruled she shouldn't have gotten a ticket for having an obstructed view. The judge decided Farley's view through the windshield wasn't hindered by the political signs and figurines that cover her van. (AP Photo/The Express-Times, Matthew Bultman)

BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) -- A Kentucky woman whose van is plastered with political signs and trinkets has won a costly fight to have a $56 traffic ticket tossed in New Jersey.

A New Jersey judge Tuesday said she wouldn't want her grandchildren walking behind Lynda Farley's so-called Liberty Van because of its blind spots and lack of view out the rearview mirror. But the judge said a string of flowers bordering the windshield hadn't unduly interfered with Farley's vision and threw out the obstructed-view citation.

Farley lives in Edmonton, Ky. She was ticketed heading home last year from New York's Sept. 11 commemoration.

She made the 800-mile drive back to northwestern New Jersey several times to fight the fine. She tells the Easton, Pa., newspaper The Express-Times (http://bit.ly/1k7Sdas ) it was worth it to protect her free-speech rights.

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com


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