When a Wellington, New Zealand, police officer pulled Michael Romanos over for not wearing his seatbelt, he noticed Romano wasn't wearing glasses. Romanos needs vision correction — it says so on his license—but he was wearing contact lenses. Sgt. Richard Hocken couldn't see the contacts, however, and Romanos refused to take them out. "I needed to have wetting solution to put them back in," Romanos said. So Hocken did what any policeman would do when faced with a motorist who might be driving without required vision correction, he asked him to drive several kilometers to an optometrist's office, where it was determined Romanos was indeed wearing contacts. Romanos still got a ticket for driving without his seatbelt.
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