Mitch Kokai, blogging at The Locker Room, gives us the results of today’s N.C. Supreme Court decision on Chapel Hill’s attempt to ban cell phone use while driving, and on its towing ordinance as well.
The N.C. Supreme Court has reversed the N.C. Court of Appeals and agreed with a trial court to strike down Chapel Hill’s local ordinance banning drivers from using mobile phones. At the same time, the state’s highest court has upheld portions of a town towing ordinance that also faced a legal challenge. While the towing ordinance is allowed to stand, justices barred the town from creating a fee schedule and limiting towing companies’ ability to charge credit card fees.
For an excerpt of the ruling, read Kokai’s blog.