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