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.