A judge threw out hundreds of traffic tickets because a prosecutor was a few minutes late and says he thinks he's made his point.

"Everyone is supposed to be there by 9 a.m., and that applies to the prosecutor as well," Baton Rouge City Court Judge Byron Stringer said Friday.Stringer also issued a bench warrant accusing City Prosecutor Carl Jackson of contempt but dismissed it after conferring with Jackson and deciding no deliberate contempt of court was involved.

The judge said he has warned members of the prosecutor's office that he'd dismiss traffic cases on his docket if prosecutors were late.