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Scalia ticketed for fender bender

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was in an accident Tuesday. (Associated Press)
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was in an accident Tuesday. (Associated Press)

 WASHINGTON – The justice was served.

 Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was ticketed by U.S. Park Police after being found responsible for a four-car traffic accident on his way to the high court Tuesday.

 The incident occurred just before 9 a.m. on the southbound George Washington Parkway across the Potomac River from Washington in Virginia. Scalia reportedly rear-ended another driver who had stopped in traffic, and two other vehicles followed behind. No one was injured.

 Scalia was handed a $70 fine for following too closely.

 Park Police spokesman David Schlosser said it’s not unusual for area law enforcement to handle infractions such as this involving high-profile government officials.

 “It was a busy traffic area,” Schlosser said. “It just happens.”

Tribune Washington bureau


 

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