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College professor uses science to get out of ticket

Scientist wows judge into dismissing ticket

5. Swerving in and out of traffic and speeding: 8.2
5. Swerving in and out of traffic and speeding: 8.2

SAN DIEGO – Lots of high school kids ask, what good will all that math and science do? Well, a University of California San Diego scientist has beaten a traffic ticket in court.

Dmitri Krioukov used physics and geometry in his appeal of a failure to stop citation.

He was able to convince a judge the officer may have been mistaken when the prof was charged with running a stop sign.

Krioukov says the calculations were simple and it took only five or ten minutes.

He also wrote a four-page paper for the judge, titled "The Proof of Innocence."

He says it was a minor inconvenience compared to hiring a lawyer and paying the $400 ticket.