GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- An Ottawa County woman who was tased for protesting a traffic ticket will get a new trial.
In 2012, Mary Vandenberg tried to pay the ticket with 145 $1 bills that she had defaced with red and black markers. Employees didn't accept the money, and officers started escorting her out. When she refused to leave, she was tased, pepper-sprayed, and handcuffed.
After being convicted of resisting arrest, Judge Ed Post fined Vandenberg $548.
The state Court of Appeals has since overturned the conviction, saying the law under which she was convicted is "unconstitutionally vague and overbroad."