Pay up, scofflaws: Nassau to start giving cars the boot

Scofflaws in Nassau County with outstanding traffic tickets have one week to pay up, or they risk getting their cars booted and towed, officials say.

HEMPSTEAD - Scofflaws in Nassau County with outstanding traffic tickets have one week to pay up, or they risk getting their cars booted and towed, officials say. Starting next Monday, a private company contracted by the county has the right to boot and tow cars with unpaid parking or red light violations. Any car parked in a public place could be targeted. Officials say it will cost drivers $166 to have the boot removed. Drivers whose cars are towed will have to pay $125, plus $20 per day for garage storage costs. The county estimates that it's owed $94 million for about 420,000 unpaid parking and traffic tickets from over the past 20 years.Nassau County giving scofflaws the boot

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