Report: Fairfax Co. drivers ticketed for infractions while in shop to repair them
By WTOP Staff
WASHINGTON — Parking enforcement officials in Fairfax County are reportedly issuing tickets to drivers attempting fix the infractions they’re being ticketed for.
Auto repair shop owners tell The Washington Post that they see enforcement officers writing tickets for cars parked at their shops for infractions such as expired emissions tests or inspections, even when the cars are at the shop to fix those problems.
Bruce Redwine, who owns a shop in Chantilly, was arrested after an altercation with a parking enforcement officer over one of these tickets. He said that the officer was writing a ticket for a car that had been pulled into his shop for inspection.
Lt. Brooke Wright, a Fairfax County police spokeswoman, told The Post that the property management company has written to the department and allowed them to write tickets on the private property. Without the letter, Wright says, they would have no authority to be on the property.