NC city to use wheel boot for 1st time in 24 years

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) -- Elizabeth City police plan to blow the dust off the city's only wheel boot to try to deal with the growing problem of unpaid parking tickets.  

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported (http://bit.ly/WmD9jp) that the city has almost 1,300 delinquent citations with fines totaling about $14,000.  

The city last used the wheel boot 24 years ago, in 1989, when it was new.  

Ticket fines in Elizabeth City are $10 for exceeding the two-hour limit, $15 for blocking a loading zone and $50 for filling a handicap spot.  

Officer Carethia Brown says the driver most likely to get the wheel boot first is a man who drives a Lincoln registered to his grandmother in New York. Brown says the man has 21 unpaid tickets.
 

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