CSI: Arlington County

Monday, October 02, 2006

VIOLATION: Wilson Blvd. and N. Rhodes St.

We apologize for our sporadic reporting of late. If an Arlington County parking official parks illegally and nobody's around to photograph it, is it still wrong? We have no doubt that numerous Arlington County employees will let us know the answer in our comments section.

Today's violation comes to us from the Courthouse area of Arlington, across from Rhodeside Grill and an Exxon station that charges, on average, $0.20 more per gallon than most other gas stations in the area. And if there's one thing that bugs us more than the high price of gas, it's knowing that our tax dollars are used to buy gas-guzzlers so Arlington County officials can drive around all day handing out tickets and parking illegally.

Date: 9/22/2006
License Plate: n/a
Car Number: n/a


  • Huh? What's the violation here? This shows a vehicle engaged in official business, with hazard lights clearly on. That's what those lights are *for* -- to use when the vehicle is stopped in a travel lane.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:55 PM  

  • Official business? My work requires me to stop for a maximum of 5 minutes to inspect a person's vehicle - my business would be a heck of a lot easier if you folks would let me do my work (double parked) with the hazards on. I too partake in "official business," being that of capitalism (generating taxes - paying the salaries of those who seek to bemoan us with excuses of "official business" in the first place). What's good for the goose is good for the gander - find a parking space and take a walk to do your job - or are the instruments of law enforcement now above the law when it does not concern public safety or is an overtime meter now a matter of life and death.

    By Blogger Notacop, at 8:45 PM  

  • This pic is BS this truck is on official business.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:35 AM  

  • That's crap. The county trucks are parked over there nonstop. WAlking up and down the street cataloging who's there and why. I visit there often, use my friend's VISITOR'S PASS, and often get letters in the mail from Arlington County that my car was "Seen" and that I owe car taxes. It costs more to contest a fraudulent ticket than it does to pay it. Not like in Maryland or DC. Arlington is making out like bandits. $61 to contest a ticket, during a severe recession?????? I saw a puppy locked in a car for 5 hours last week on Wilson, infront of Pottery Barn. It was 85 degrees outside... Waited 20 mins for a cop to pass. No cops anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!! They're too busy making the state money.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:29 PM  

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