Ed Sessuf-Ledfüt, a German native who has recently moved to Owensboro, thought for certain he would be arrested and his green card would be in jeopardy after he was caught speeding in excess of 20 MPH in a residential area.
Sessuf-Ledfüt had just returned from a joy ride on the “Autobahn” Parkway, an open stretch of road he says reminds him of home, when he saw red and blue lights flashing behind him.
According to the court report, Sessuf-Ledfüt told Judge Anne Jurey that he, “couldn’t have been going more than 50…we always slowed down to 50 in Germany.”
Judge Jurey explained that 50 KPH and 50 MPH are very different and described his actions as “reckless, incomprehensible, and unacceptable.”
In her final ruling Judge Jurey said, “Typically I would have thrown the book at you…you could have killed someone…but I see here the traffic citation was issued on Citation Avenue, so I’m going to move to dismiss this. That’s like Googling Google and I don’t need any bad mojo in my courtroom.”