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Cops Nab City Employees Parking Illegally

April 25, 2006

WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT--The City of Waterbury has free parking about a block from City Hall.

Still, that apparently was too far for a handful of city workers to bother with, so they all got parking permits belonging to family members and parked in a zone reserved for motorists with disabilities.

Police Sergeant Chris Corbett told WFSB-TV: "As the meter aids were going along during their normal day giving tickets they noticed that the same cars were parked there all day, every day with the handicapped passes."

In total, six city employees were ticketed and fined $131 each for the parking violations.

Wheelchair user Jane Marino said they got off too easy.

"No, community service, maybe be put in a situation that a handicapped person is in and see how they like it."

City officials had not made any decisions regarding what disciplinary actions, if any, would be taken against the employees, WFSB reported Thursday.


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