Court: Speeding ticket didn’t violate religious rights
DA calls man's argument "nonsensical"
MADISON, Wis. — A state appeals court said a speeding ticket didn’t violate an Oshkosh man’s right to religious freedom.
A sheriff’s deputy cited Jeffrey L. Manke for speeding in Fond du Lac County in October 2011. According to court documents, he was traveling at 71 mph in a 55-mph zone.
Manke argued on appeal Wisconsin’s speeding statutes violate his right to religious freedom because they prohibit a person from speeding. He contended his Bible studies show he is a man, not a person.
District Attorney Dan Kaminsky called Manke’s argument nonsensical in a reply brief.
The 2nd District Court of Appeals agreed Manke is a man, which also makes him a person.
Court records did not list an attorney for Manke. No residential listing for him could be found.