N. Idaho city eliminates parking loophole - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

N. Idaho city eliminates parking loophole

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SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Officials in the northern Idaho city of Sandpoint have made it a crime to wipe off tire markings intended to tell parking enforcement workers if a vehicle has gone over the two-hour limit for free parking.
    
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1vwaT8N) in a story on Sunday that violators can face a $100 fine.
    
City officials say the two-hour limit is needed to promote downtown dining and shopping.
    
Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon says the likely procedure to catch scofflaws will involve someone witnessing a tire wiping and reporting it to police.
    
He says authorities will then investigate.
    
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Information from: Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee, http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com

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