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No charges for flipping trooper the bird

DENVER, May 31 (UPI) -- Authorities said they are dropping charges against a man who admitted to "flipping the bird" at a Colorado state trooper conducting a traffic stop.

The Colorado State Patrol said charges will not be sought against Shane Boor, 35, of Denver, who admitted delivering the one-finger salute to a trooper while driving to work April 19, The Denver Post reported Monday.

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"After reviewing the facts of the case, this incident does not support probable cause to sustain the charge of harassment as such actions under these circumstances are protected free speech," the state patrol said in a statement released Friday.

"The Colorado State Patrol has requested the dismissal of the charge with the 1st Judicial District. The District Attorney's Office has filed a motion to have the case dismissed."

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