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FRISCO, Texas -- Ron Martin says it has been an incredibly stressful five months.

In October of 2013, Martin was handcuffed along Eldorado Parkway near Preston Road for holding a sign that alerted drivers to a speed trap nearby.

On Wednesday, the judge dismissed charges against the Frisco man. Martin said charges were dismissed because the prosecutor could not specify which portion of the city s ordinance Martin violated.

You know, there s a sense of relief. Hopefully [Frisco Police will] see me now as helpful, Martin said.

He remembers the arrest as if it just happened. News 8 shared the video showing Frisco officers order him to drop a sign alerting drivers of a speed trap; the sign read Police Ahead.

Ron Martin argued he has a First Amendment right to warn drivers of a police speed trap in his community after officers arrested him for violating the city s sign ordinance.

I have a personal interest in keeping everybody safe... as much as I possibly can, Martin said.

He said his goal was to slow down drivers in his area of Preston Highlands. Some people have even come up to him and thanked him. I go through that area [slower] now I remember you holding that sign. So now I don t speed anymore and I m a lot more mindful, he said one person told him.

Martin stressed he received a lot of help from his attorney Mark Meisenger. But he said there s still a little more fighting to do.

Frisco police still have his sign, and he has every intention of getting that back.

Martin is aware the city can re-file charges, and will wait and see if that happens.

E-mail jpanicker@wfaa.com

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