Jerusalem man convicted for DWP (driving while praying)

March 8, 2015 18:47

An orthodox man pulled over by police for driving while wearing teffin and talit was convicted in absentia at Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court Sunday morning for endangering other motorists and pedestrians.

According to court records, Judge Sharon Larry-Bavli suspended the man’s license for four months, fined him NIS 1,000, and put him on probation for three years. In the ruling, Larry-Bavli noted that the sentence is the minimum “prescribed by the law” for such an unusual driving violation.

Still, the judge expressed some humor, stating “I doubt that prayer would have helped in this case.”

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