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Flashing Headlights Ruled Free Speech

TruckHeadlightsJACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – A Southern Oregon judge ruled that flashing headlights at drivers to warn of an oncoming police car is protected as free speech.

The ruling filed March 26th at the Jackson County Justice Court states that the act is covered under the Oregon Constitution. This stems from a case against truck driver, Christopher Hill, who was accused of misusing his headlights last September on Highway 140 in White City.

Jackson County Justice Court Judge Joe Charter said this does not include malicious actions such as tailgating or being irresponsible.

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