Woman gets ticket for honking at police officer

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Woman ticketed for honking at officer. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News Mornings on January 16, 2019.

A Massachusetts woman is fighting a ticket she received for honking at a police officer.

Stephanie Kelley says an officer in an unmarked SUV peeled out in front of her on Route 20 in Auburn.

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She says she swerved to avoid him and blared her horn.

"I had to swerve around him. Why wouldn't I get angry? And then to get pulled over and get a citation for that action is completely infuriating," Kelley said.

It turns out the officer was actually pursuing another car, but wound up writing Kelley a rare "noise" ticket for "excessive and unnecessary" use of her horn.

The police chief told her the ticket was within the officer's "professional discretion."

Kelley vows to continue fighting the $55 ticket.
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