Skip to comments.Van driver protests WV state code in favor of free speech
Posted on 05/17/2013 9:32:22 AM PDT by Morgana
Wherever Lynda Farley goes, she gets the same reaction: an expression between shock and amusement.
Farley drives the "Liberty Van"--it's traveled to 48 states over the past 7 years. Her ornate decorations detail her every political opinion (she describes herself as a conservatarian).
On Wednesday, her vehicle brought her to some place very new.
"They took me over to the jail, made me take my boot off, so they could put a shackle around my leg, they shackled me to a cot," Farley said.
According to the criminal complaint, Farley appeared in Preston County Court on Wednesday after receiving a ticket in February. Deputies said they pulled her over in Kingwood on three different occasions because of the pink lights draped around the vehicle.
A West Virginia code states that drivers on the highway can only display white and amber lights that can be seen from the front center of the vehicle.
Farley said she's received at least a dozen other related tickets in various states.
"I detest turning off my lights," Farley said. "I feel like I'm giving up my freedom of speech."
Deputies said when Farley appeared in magistrate court on Wednesday, she refused to comply with a signature bond that required her to keep the pink lights turned off. That's when they took her to jail, holding her in custody on $2,500 bond.
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it would be nice to have that kind of dedications to something useful.
I suspect a libtard trying to make “conservatiarians” look bad.
Nobody this stupid can be a real conservative
Looking more and more at her van, I tend to agree. That or she is a mental case. It looks like a cartoon parody like how the Family Guy would present right wingers.
On the other hand, I just noticed this one. She is a Paultard. That explains a lot.
I was not aware that pink lights on a motor vehicle are 1st Amendment-protected speech.
Not a single word on her vehicle are what she’s in trouble for; it’s just the stupid pink lights.
According to her website, most of her tickets are for obstructed vision with her windows covered.
So is she saying it's freedom of speech or freedom of joy that's being violated?
when your license plate is surrounded by
‘ky granny’ perhaps you haven’t presented your intended message clearly. . .
She needs to know speech - ends at your nose.
I like it! ......
Pulled over 4 times same offense! nothing new here she was advised and decided to ignore. I also did not a see a tac for her trailer unless it’s on the left obscured side.
I have to say is quite a sight, reading that while driving is close to reading texts!
A lot here in West Virginia are upset over this no smoking ban. Okay I get it in places like restaurants but bars? Even I admit that is too far. There are no children/babies in bars, or not suppose to be. I have a feeling the lack of nicotine is getting to this woman and she is going crazy. Nicotine does this you know.
She's going to run over and kill kids, with obstructed vision like that. This is where I would agree with the cops.