DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge says he won’t send a cabbie to jail for violating a city ordinance requiring a collared shirt.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that during a hearing for Keith Gordon, Volusia County Judge David Foxman suggested the city review its cab ordinance. Police gave Gordon a notice to appear in court for violating city regulations by wearing jean shorts and a shirt without a collar during Bike Week.
The infraction includes a fine up to $500 and 60 days in county jail.
During a May 23 hearing, Foxman questioned the policy of misdemeanor charges for a clothing violation, adding it’s like living “in a communist country or something.”
City Attorney Robert Jagger told the newspaper it’s a civil violation even though there’s a possibility of jail time.