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Today's Most: Police ticket man for holding sign warning of checkpoint

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TODAY'S MOST...Interesting free speech fight: Police gave a man a ticket for holding up a sign warning drivers of a DUI checkpoint.

Doug Odolecki says his sign is freedom of speech, the cops say it's obstruction of justice. He stood on a corner in Parma, Ohio and held up a sign that said "Checkpoint Ahead - Turn Now." He actually had his video camera rolling, as officers told him to put his sign down.

"It's an issue of freedom of speech for me because they wanted to make me take down my sign. They're trying to tell me that certain words on my sign are not proper," said Odolecki.  

Ultimately, officers took the sign and gave him a ticket - for obstructing officers ability to do their jobs.

Odolecki's says he's doing what he's doing because "they could be out patrolling the streets and be a hell of a lot more effective It's not worth the millions of dollars of tax revenue they're spending."

Odolecki will be in court next week. He could get up to 90 days in jail and pay up to a $700 fine. 

 

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