This was a good example of street justice dispensed by the police. See Arlington police officer allows teen do push-ups instead of jail time for smoking weed:
When he went out, he saw the teenager finishing a cigarette and discarding it, smelling marijuana as he approached.
"Marijuana gives [off] a distinct odor. He knew what the teen was up to," said Lt. Chris Cook with Arlington police.
Lt. Cook said the teen was respectful and realized he'd made a mistake. While Officer Ball could have arrested him, he decided to do something different.
"He said, 'You give me 200 push-ups, I won't put you in jail," said Lt. Cook.
Let's expand the concept. Instead of speeding tickets, the traffic officers should assign some workout routine. Not everyone could do 200 push-ups in a short amount of time, but surely there's some exercise that could be punitive yet exhilarating. Jumping jacks on the side of the highway, for example. The more humiliating the better.
Here's where it could get good -- abled people parking their cars in disabled spots. The ticket fine is sky high in Texas. If a healthy person uses one of those spots then a couple of laps around the parking lot seems appropriate.
They'd have a choice, of course. They could always opt to pay the fine.