Santa Fe putting the boot on parking scofflaws

From - SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Parking scofflaws in Santa Fe can expect to have their car disabled by a device called a boot, and might even find themselves hauled into court if they continue to ignore unpaid parking tickets. The city's new parking division director says those are just two of the steps he's taking to try to collect parking fines. Drivers haven't paid for nearly 10,000 parking tickets in the past decade. Director Sevastian Gurule tells our news partners at the Santa Fe New Mexican the unpaid fines total $1.3 million. He's ordering boots on cars with more than three unpaid tickets, putting in a new system to help find scofflaws and working with courts to stiffen enforcement. Read more


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