Rhode Island

Westerly, R.I.

Westerly admits to overcharging for parking tickets


Westerly officials say the town has been overcharging for parking tickets for years. Police Chief Edward St. Clair told the town council on Monday that they had been charging $25 per instance of overtime parking when a town ordinance only allows a fine of $15. Council vice president Kenneth Parrilla said a town official apparently increased the amount several years ago but no one could explain why or when the change was made. St. Clair said he was alerted to the problem this summer and then changed the ticket amount to $15. Councilor Caswell Cooke Jr. said people should be refunded. (AP)

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