News Item: Judge ready to dismiss Aptos biker's helmet tickets
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Saturday 24 June 2006 - 17:11:44

WATSONVILLE, Calif. An Aptos man who for years has challenged California's motorcycle helmet law, may won a court battle yesterday, but the war is far from over.

Superior Court Judge Michael Barton ruled tentatively yesterday that citations issued to the 61-year-old Richard Quigley for riding his motorcycle without strapping on a hard-shell helmet were unconstitutional as the law applies to him.

But Quigley was unsatisfied with Barton's proposed ruling.

Quigley instead asked Barton to issue an injunction to keep law officers from enforcing the helmet law, which he says is vague.

He disputes government statistics, which point to fewer injuries with helmet use.

Quigley has until July 14th to provide Barton with enough information so the injunction he seeks would stand if the judge decides to issue it.

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