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Physicist Beats Traffic Ticket with Physics Paper!

Assuming that his story is not an online April Fool’s Day prank, a physicist has used a paper explaining how angular and linear motion differ from one another to beat a $400 traffic ticket.

The tale is that Dmitri Krioukov from the University of San Diego used his four-page paper titled, “The Proof of Innocence,” to successfully argue that police had not in fact seen him roll his Toyota Yaris through an intersection without stopping. The educated fellow claimed that a combination of physics laws simply made it appear that his vehicle had failed to stop.

The paper was posted online on April 1. So, if you are a San Diego auto loan shopper who is willing to brush up on some math and physics, you too many be able to proof yourself out of tickets.