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Judge: Fetus Doesn't Count in HOV Lane

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Judge: Fetus Doesn't Count in HOV Lane

Judge: Fetus Doesn't Count in HOV Lane

Judge: Fetus Doesn't Count in HOV Lane

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An Arizona judge fined a pregnant woman $367 for driving alone in a carpool lane. The judge did not accept Candace Dickinson's claim that her fetus counts as a passenger. The judge says the carpool rules are meant to fill empty space in a vehicle, and cops can't conduct pregnancy tests. A councilman in a town in Colombia wants to avoid problems like that. He's proposing that everyone over age 14 be required to carry a condom.

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