Google map helps judge

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A Taiwanese judge has used a Google map showing an unleashed dog to hold a man responsible for his neighbour's bicycle accident.

A defendant surnamed Lee denied being the dog's owner and causing injury through negligence.

The victim surnamed Peng testified that he became scared after the dog began pursuing him while he was cycling last July.

He said he fell off and injured his forehead. Judge Song Kuo Chen said that a two-year-old Google Street View picture showed the dog standing in Lee's yard which meant that Lee was its owner. Lee was fined T$59,000 ($2490).

- NZ Herald

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