Citations dropped against teenager in viral traffic stop

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)- A North Central Florida teen, whose traffic stop went viral after he refused to follow orders to step out of his car, will not have to pay his citations.
Keyon Young, 18, was pulled over for speeding in a school zone in Gainesville in June.

On Tuesday Judge Walter Green dismissed Young's citation of driving without a license and a $449 speeding ticket clearing his record.

When Young was pulled over by sheriff's deputies and was asked to step out of his car, Young stayed in his car and called his mother instead.

Meanwhile she got in touch with dispatch to see what was going on.

When Young didn't get out of his car, deputies pulled him out .

Young says he was mistreated and his mother says the deputies' actions were uncalled for.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office says it is standard for them to call people out of their cars for traffic stops because it's the safest way for deputies and drivers to interact.

The Sheriff's Office launched its own investigation and found out they were not in violation of any policies.

We reached out to Keyon Young's mother, Chanae Baker who says it's a bittersweet moment for her family.

She also says she's happy the public defender and the state attorney's office were able to collaborate to dismiss the citation.

It is not yet clear why the citations were dropped.