Going to court for Jesus: Florida woman claims she was pulled over because of her faith

Florida Highway Patrol says that's just not so
Posted at 6:11 AM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 13:24:35-04

(WBBH, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A woman in Punta Gorda claims she was pulled over for being a Christian.

Florida Highway Patrol wrote Judy Jones a ticket for having vinyl lettering on her truck's windshield. It says: What Would JESUS Do.

She claims the trooper did it because of her faith.

"First thing he said to me, he said, 'I want you to know that you are breaking the law.' And I said, 'How am I breaking the law, sir?' He said, 'With that sign up there, that Jesus thing up there,'" she said.

Jones got a $100 ticket and is fighting her case.

"I'm going to court for Jesus," said Jones.

Florida law says no one can drive a car that has any signage or material on a windshield that is not transparent.

The Florida Highway Patrol says in no way did the officer write Jones the ticket because of its content. It was simply in violation of state law.

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