A police officer in Dallas cited a woman earlier this month for being a non-English speaking driver, but police officials say the rookie cop erred when he did that.
"That's a charge that does not exist here in the city of Dallas," Sgt. Warren Mitchell told the Dallas Morning News. "Although we believe it was a sincere mistake ... there's no excuse for it."
City code says taxi drivers must be able to communicate in English, Mitchell said. He added that a federal law says commercial drivers must speak English, but that would not have applied in this case.
Officer Gary Bromley issued the "non English speaking driver" citation Oct. 2 to 48-year-old Ernestina Mondragon after stopping her for making an illegal U-turn, the DMN reported.
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