Monday, August 20, 2007

When it rains....

Vick cited in traffic stopIndicted QB ticketed for not wearing seat belt

By Mike Morris, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Published on: 08/20/07

When it rains it pours, as Michael Vick found out last week.

Already facing federal charges relating to an alleged dogfighting operation, the Falcons quarterback was cited for not wearing a seat belt during a traffic stop in Isle of Wight County, Va.

Vick's 2007 Acura sport utility vehicle was pulled over by a Virginia State Police Thursday afternoon on U.S. 17 near Smithfield, across the James River from Vick's hometown of Newport News.

State Police Sgt. D.S. Carr said the SUV, driven by Jamal Wilson of Newport News, was stopped because the tint on the windows was too dark.

Vick, who was a front seat passenger in the Acura, was given a citation for not wearing a seat belt, Carr said. Wilson was given a traffic ticket for the window tinting.

Carr said Vick's seat belt violation carries a fine of $50, but does not require a court appearance.

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