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Collarless Florida cabbie shouldn't be sent to jail, judge rules

City ordinance requires that cab drivers wear collared shirts

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – 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.