Jim Creech has the perfect medicine for handicap parking violators; just obey
the city ordinance. If only it were
it difficult for our customers who really need that space to get their
medicines," said Creech.
Creech's drug store
is located in downtown Selma, a corner store with a handicap parking spot
right out front. He's lost count the number of times people have taken
advantage of the space knowing full well they're not handicapped.
That's about to
burden," said Selma Police Chief William Riley.
Riley says this
isn't a situation where they've ignored the problem.
gotten complaints from citizens and I told them once we got our serious crimes
under control such as the shootings we'll deal with it. That's what we're doing
now," Riley said.
Fifty dollars, just like the sign says. No warnings.
at putting plain clothes officers around and we'll also look at some of our
crossing guards and have them be on the lookout," said Riley.
If it continues
to be an issue in the city the chief says he'll push for higher fines.
around the state offer forms to people who inquire about getting a handicap
placard for legitimate reasons. The forms must be filled out and signed by a
Meantime, the message may already be getting out in Selma. No violators were reported Monday, and the friendly pharmacist on the corner hopes it stays that way.
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