Woman loses speeding ticket appeal

Oct. 9, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old woman driven not to pay a speeding ticket didn't provide enough proof for an appeal of a previous ruling, the New Hampshire Supreme Court says.

The state's top court found that despite her passionate dedication to opposing a $100 speeding ticket, Christina Downs didn't have enough evidence to force the Supreme Court to appeal a district court ruling against her, Seacoast.online.com said Thursday.

The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the burden of proof in Downs' case fell to her and she failed to prove she hadn't been speeding on May 23, 2007.

Downs argued in both courts that her request for engineering studies in regards speed limit calculations have been ignored by the police.

She also spent an hour during her district court appearance last October filing a series of motions and conducting cross-examinations while serving as her own attorney.

Seacoast.online.com said despite such exhausting legal efforts by Downs, the woman was ordered to pay the $100 speeding citation by both courts.

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