Friday, October 21, 2005

Dead man gets parking fine

Accusations unfounded? Ahem...

Courier Mail
A COUNCIL has apologised for slapping a parking ticket on the car of a dead driver. Police found the 71-year-old man slumped in his vehicle in a shopping centre car park in Croydon, in Melbourne's east, yesterday afternoon.

The man had reportedly been missing for nine days.

...Maroondah Mayor, Councillor Paul Denham, said the man received a parking ticket around 10.30am on Tuesday, two days before his body was discovered...

...Cr Denham has angrily hit back at claims the council was over-zealous in its pursuit of parking fines to top up its coffers.

"The accusations regarding aggressive parking infringement actions are unfounded," Cr Denham said.

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