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August 1, 1970 - Hitchhiker problems

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
Making headlines on this day in 1970, a practice that's pretty rare now that was common back in the 70's: hitchhiking!

Exit 24 on the thruway was a popular spot.

Our cameras caught up with one young man who was trying to get a ride to New York City.

State police said hitchhiking was against the law, but there wasn't the manpower, judges or jails to handle the problem.August 1, 1970 - Hitchhiker problems


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