Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Giving Tickets A Bite.(Journal North)

Byline: John T. Huddy Journal Staff Writer

'Pit Bull' Boot Proposed for Cars

It's a familiar sight downtown: Various models of cars and trucks with a pink envelope stuck under the windshield wiper.

They are parking tickets. At some point, most -- if not all -- of us have gotten one.

You might have paid yours, but there are some Santa Feans who have balked at paying theirs.

To get those offenders to pony up, city Parking Division officials are discussing implementation of a new program called the "pit bull" vehicle immobilization program.

Those with multiple parking citations -- that is, five or more unpaid citations -- could get their cars booted with a steel, boomerang-looking locking device set around one of the tires. …

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