Police ticketing those who block sidewalksPublished 12:01am Saturday, July 14, 2012
NATCHEZ — Natchez Sgt. Vince Bates said NPD is cracking down on vehicles blocking city sidewalks.
Bates said the department has received several calls from disabled residents claiming vehicles are obstructing the use of sidewalks.
Blocking a sidewalk, Bates said, is a violation of city ordinance and carries a $130 fine.
“Sidewalks are for the use of all citizens…and many people, including those with disabilities, use these sidewalks regularly,” Bates said. “The Natchez Police Department will appreciate the cooperation from the public.”