Thursday, December 22, 2011
Woman parks legally, gets ticket
It's a totally bogus parking ticket, and driver Helen Dellaporte says the city doesn't care.
“$95 for a parking ticket for blocking a driveway that's not even there,” says Dellaporte.
That's what Dellaporte was slapped with when she parked her car in a legal spot right in front of an illegal driveway.
“My parents own this house since 1965, there's never been a driveway there. Because the curb looks low, they assumed that it was a driveway and they built an overhead door,” says Dellaporte.
The owner called the police to report their driveway was blocked and Dellaporte was ticketed.
“When I go to fight the ticket online, they say I don't have sufficient evidence. I go to my community board, they researched it with the Department of Buildings, gave me a letter to send to the appeal unit for the parking ticket,” says Dellaporte.
She still lost her appeal.
“There's no legal driveway, but I'm still stuck paying a $95 parking ticket,” says Dellaporte.
NY1 called DOB and confirmed the space is an illegal driveway.