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Cop cites female driver for not speaking English

DALLAS (AP) - A rookie Dallas police officer still under supervised training ticketed a woman for being a "non-English speaking driver."

WFAA-TV in Dallas and Fort Worth reports that police officials admit the ticket was a mistake. No law prohibits people who don't speak English from driving a private vehicle.

The woman had been driving her daughter to school on Oct. 2 when Officer Gary Bromley stopped her. He cited her for making an illegal U-trun, failing to carry her drivers license and being a "non-English speaking driver."

Ernestina Mondragon said she had forgetten her license while darting out the door that morning. A court dismissed the charge after she presented her license. The "non-English" ticket also was dismissed.

Dallas police plan to discuss the matter later on Friday.

Information from: WFAA-TV, http://www.wfaa.com

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