Canton driver ticketed for ‘dodging potholes’ using citation to shift focus toward city’s crumbling roads

Canton driver ticketed for ‘dodging potholes’ using citation to shift focus toward city’s crumbling roads

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - A Northeast Ohio driver was ticketed for dodging potholes.

Driver ticketed for ‘dodging potholes’ using citation to shift focus toward city’s crumbling

Alanna Corns said eroded asphalt has done damage to her car in the past, so she’s been trying to go around the road hazard.

“They’re so bad that you just are rattled when you hit them,” she said.

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On Sunday, she posted a picture of a ticket she got for going around the potholes.

The state trooper specifically wrote Corns went “left of center dodging potholes.”

“I have to take responsibility for that, but I mostly wanted to post it to get awareness, because the roads are horrible,” she said.

The ticket stated there were vehicles in the other lane. However, Corns said she didn’t come close to causing an accident because there was a turn lane in between the two lanes.

Corns is just upset because there’s no good option when you come up on a pothole.

“Super frustrated,” she said. “Because, if the city was doing what they were supposed to be doing, I wouldn’t have to be dodging pot holes, and I wouldn’t have gotten the ticket in the first place.”

Corns is waiting to find out how much the fine will be for that ticket.

She also has the option to go to court at the end of this month and protest it.

We reached out to the city of Canton to see if they have any plans to fix the potholes in the area where Corns got her ticket.

A spokesperson said the city does its best to respond as fast as possible with special consideration given to larger holes and holes on main roads.

West Tuscarawas is a main road.

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