Man Pulled Over for Air Freshener

DC calls it a ticketable offense

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012  |  Updated 2:29 PM EDT
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Man Pulled Over for Air Freshener

Did you know you can get pulled over for having an air freshener dangling from your rearview mirror? It's true, and now one local man is filing a complaint over it.

Ricardo Kerns, of Oxon Hill, Md., told News4's Darcy Spencer that a D.C. police officer pulled him over on 1st Street SW because he had an air freshener hanging on his rear-view mirror.

Kerns said he didn't allow the officer to search his vehicle, but he ended up with a $35 ticket for "objects hanging as to obstruct view."

He also received an $800 fine for driving without proper insurance and failure to prove he had insurance. He said he does have insurance, but he was driving a new car and couldn't show proof.

D.C. Police tell us it is a violation to have an air freshener on your rear view mirror, and you can be ticketed for it.

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