10-Year-Old's Seat Belt Ticket Dismissed

Monday, Jun 6, 2011  |  Updated 2:40 PM CDT
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10-Year-Old's Seat Belt Ticket Dismissed

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A ticket given to a 10-year-old Central Texas boy for not properly wearing his seat belt has been dismissed.

A police officer in Leander, just north of Austin, pulled over the van Marshall May's 19-year-old aunt was driving on May 31. The boy says his seat belt slipped when he stuck his head out the window.

Court records show the officer filed a request for dismissal a day after issuing the ticket.

Texas law says a person must be at least 15 years old to commit such an offense. If a child isn't properly secured by a seat belt, the adult in the car would be at fault. The boy's aunt didn't get a ticket.

Municipal court administrator Barbara Shannon tells the Austin American-Statesman that the ticket was dismissed Thursday.

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