Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere. 1. Question: I am a police officer. I was sent to "gather evidence" about a dog that was supposedly barking excessively despite a noise abatement order. No joke, my job was to go count the number of barks, which for the record was 863 barks in 23 minutes. Now that I have gathered this evidence, can the owner of the dog be fined? Answer: Yes, that is clearly too many barks. (This is Somerset, Man fined for allowing dogs to bark 863 times in 23 minutes) (via Lowering the Bar) 2. Question: The police set up a barricade around a fatal accident but I drove right through the police tape into the crime scene and nearly knocked over an officer. The police are trying to charge me with drunk driving but I explained to them that I cannot be arrested because I already had a court appearance the next morning for driving under the influence. The police seem unconvinced by my argument -- who is correct? Answer: Not you. (Daily Mail, Woman arrested for drunk-driving after she crashes through police barricade says she can't be...

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