Parking Citation Tossed Out for Missing Comma

Parking Citation Tossed Out for Missing Comma

An Ohio woman claimed her parking citation was invalid because the village of West Jefferson law was missing a comma.

An appeals court has agreed to her argument.

Andrea Cammelleri argued that her parking ticket issued in 2014 should not have been given out because her vehicle did not fit the definition based on the law enforced by the village of West Jefferson.

The law lists vehicles barred from parking in the lot for more than 24 hours, including “motor vehicle camper.”  The comma missing in between “vehicle” and “camper” was the basis of her argument.

The woman exclaimed her pickup truck didn’t fit that definition listed under the law.

However the village law makers said the law’s meaning was clear.

Nonetheless Judge Robert Hendrickson of the 12th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruled that West Jefferson should amend the law if it wants to be read differently.

The woman did not have to pay her parking citation.


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