BALLWIN — A Missouri driver says he is fighting a citation he received for making an obscene hand gesture toward another driver in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin.
Steven Pogue says the ticket is a violation of his right to free speech and now he's taking the case to court.
KSDK reports Pogue received the citation on a busy Saturday in April, when a driver pulled into an already jammed intersection as the light was turning red, and blocked Pogue from driving when the light turned green.
Pogue made the gesture and was pulled over a few blocks later by a Ballwin police officer.
The ordinance cited for the ticket says people can't extend any part of their body outside a vehicle except the hand and arm for signaling purposes.