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DC Workers Escape Paying Parking Tickets, Fines

4:48 PM, Apr 26, 2010   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- DC city workers, from police to social workers, are getting parking tickets and traffic fines while operating government vehicles, but no one is paying up.

A spot check at 500 Indiana Avenue by 9NEWS NOW on Monday showed numerous city vehicles parked illegally outside police headquarters and the courthouse.

The DC Auditor recently sampled five city agencies and found more than $75,000 in unpaid tickets and fines.

The man in charge of the city's vehicle fleet, DPW Director Bill Howland, says its illegal for city agencies to pay the tickets, since there is no budget for it, and agency supervisors have been slow or reluctant to collect from their own workers.

The auditor found that vehicles assigned to Mayor Adrian Fenty and School Chancellor Michelle Rhee owe more than $1,000 in parking tickets and fines.

Written by Bruce Johnson
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

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