Sheriff’s office to ticket cars parked on side of highway

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 12, 2007

VIDALIA — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will start issuing citations to anyone parking on the shoulders of state highways, especially along the U.S. 84 Ferriday-Vidalia corridor.

Sheriff Randy Maxwell ordered deputies to start issuing the citations, and has requested the State Police who patrol the highway do the same, CPSO Public Information Officer Kathleen Stevens said.

A Ferriday man, Marvin Cutrer, was killed on Labor Day when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle pulling out of a private drive on U.S. 84. The vision of the driver driving the vehicle Cutrer’s motorcycle collided with was reportedly obscured by a truck parked on the shoulder of the road.

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Maxwell has also requested the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development place “No Parking” signs on the highway, Stevens said.

“State officials have assured me they will look into this and respond very quickly,” Maxwell said.

For the effort to work, the sheriff’s office needs the public to be alert, Maxwell said.

“If anyone sees a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the road, please call the sheriff’s office and give us the location so we can respond immediately,” he said.