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9 Parking Scofflaws booted on opening day of program

The Parking Enforcement Section booted nine vehicles on July 5th, 2011, the opening day of the new parking scofflaw program.  The City of Seattle plans a “soft launch” of the program, booting a limited number of vehicles in the first week of enforcement.  The first boot was applied at 2:13 p.m. and the last  boot was applied at 3:49 p.m.

At the lowest end of the range of vehicles booted today, $467 is owed on 4 outstanding tickets.  At the highest end of the range of vehicles booted today, $3,308.00 is owed on 34 outstanding tickets.

As of 4:00 p.m. today, one booted motorist had paid the amount owed and self-released the boot.  The details of that incident are below:

• That vehicle was booted at 3:34 p.m.

• The motorist called the boot vendor at 3:44 p.m.

• The amount owed, $475 (including the $145 boot fee) was paid at 3:50 p.m.

• The vehicle was released from the boot at 3:51 p.m.

The Parking Enforcement Section will be out again tomorrow looking for more parking scofflaws (vehicles with four or more overdue, unpaid parking tickets found in public right-of-way areas).