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Help Me Hayley: Construction crew parking in handicap spot

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A frustrated viewer contacted #HelpMeHayley about a construction crew parking in a handicap spot. A frustrated viewer contacted #HelpMeHayley about a construction crew parking in a handicap spot.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

No one should be above the law, so you wanted to know: Why was a construction crew  parking in a handicap spot, ticket-free? A frustrated viewer contacted #HelpMeHayley to get results.

Dan, who's asked I don't use his last name, said the Spokane River is his happy place. Unfortunately, he says lately sis sense of peace is overshadowed by frustration.

"You can't let people come in here and do this kind of stuff," Dan said.

Dan's talking about a construction crew continually parking in one of the area's rare handicap spots. The crew is working on a boat launch in the Island Trailhead area.

"It's a contractor with no restrictions on his body, that's disappointing when there are disabled vets in our area that come down here," Dan said. "It seems like a bully tactic."

Staff with the Spokane Conservation District are supervising the project with cooperation from Washington State Parks. Vicki Carter with the Spokane Conservation District spoke on behalf of the contractor. She said the crew was given permission to temporarily use the handicap spot furthest from the bathroom.

Hayley Guenthner asked: "What would you say to the people who feel if they parked in a handicap spot, they'd have a massive ticket… How can anyone get away with this?

"I understand that," Carter said. "We take that seriously, but the contractor was given permission to use that on a temporary basis to get his equipment down there. I think we just have to be reasonable and understand. He's willing to move it."

In fact Carter said the contractor has agreed to park elsewhere anytime there is a need for that spot until work is done in early June.

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