June 2, 2009

Traffic charges against Burress dismissed

Four traffic tickets issued to former New York Giants football star Plaxico Burress have been dismissed by Florida officials, an attorney says.

Broward County, Fla., officials dismissed traffic charges of speeding, changing lanes in an unsafe manner, having improperly tinted windows and improperly displaying a car tag issued to Burress stemming from a March 1 incident in Pompano Beach, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Tuesday.

During the incident, Deputy Deborah Boynton complained Burress was very rude to her, although he wasn't cited for that. Burress's attorney, Bradford Cohen, told the newspaper the citations were dismissed because they did not include information about how Burress could pay or contest the fines, which is a violation of state law.

The March 1 incident is separate from another Broward County case from later that month in which Burress is accused of being rude to a deputy after he was pulled over for allegedly cutting off other drivers while driving his black Toyota Sequoia, the Sun-Sentinel said.

Burress is also expected June 15 in a New York courtroom where he will seek a resolution to charges of carrying an unlicensed gun in a Manhattan nightclub that accidentally discharged wounding him last year.