Montreal man beats street hockey fine
Father appealed $75 penalty for playing shinny on suburban street
A Quebec judge has ruled that West Island resident David Sasson does not have to pay a $75 fine for playing street hockey with his son last year.
Sasson was fined after he, his son Justin and other children in the suburban West Island neighbourhood of Dollard-des-Ormeaux played shinny on the street last March.
"I feel great," Sasson said after the ruling came down Thursday at a Montreal courthouse. "It was a great win, and a good fight."
The judge ruled Sasson doesn't have to pay any fines because there was no safety concern in his case.
Under a safety bylaw, street hockey is technically illegal in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.
Sasson fought his ticket because he thinks the bylaw is ridiculous.
"I accomplished something," he said. "Whether the bylaw changes or not, I don't know, but at least people know they can fight city hall, and they should, when they believe in something."