A new low for revenue farming

Besides, wasn’t the cop in question way out of his jurisdiction?  What’s a Boulder City cop doing writing tickets at Blue Diamond and the 15?  Seems that’d be Metro’s or NHP’s turf.  Beyond that, though, aren’t there real criminals out there they could be catching, or is real police work getting too difficult for the po-po?

Driver claims she got $200 ticket for putting on lip balm behind the wheel

The Nevada Highway Patrol has a campaign to crackdown on distracted drivers, but how far is too far when it comes to cracking the whip? 8 News NOW decided to examine that question after a Las Vegas woman said she received a ticket from a Boulder City police officer for putting on lip balm at a red light.

Stephanie Fragoso said she was cited Wednesday during the statewide crackdown. She said she was at a red light at I-15 and Blue Diamond when it happened.

Fragoso said when she asked the officer why he pulled her over, he told her it was for putting on makeup.

“I told him it was Chapstick,” Fragoso said.

Initially, Fragoso thought the entire thing was a joke, especially since it was April Fools Day, but when she received the citation, she quickly realized that wasn’t the case.

“He said ‘it could have been anything; you could have been drinking water, shaving your legs’,” said Fragoso.