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Dow cleared of cellphone violation charge


Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown

City Councilman Rick Dow listens to testimony duirng Tuesday's trail. At right, Lindsay Lorang, Dow's attorney.

Havre City Council member Rick Dow was cleared of a traffic ticket Tuesday by a jury of his peers.

Dow spent the day in a jury trial he requested over a citation that he used an electronic communication device while driving, which came from a traffic stop on May 1.

The long-time vocal opponent of the cellphone ban was in high spirits following the verdict.

"I'm very pleased, " Dow said. "I sincerely believe that liberty won today. "


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