After racking up the city’s highest-ever parking ticket tab, Jennifer Fitzgerald will only have to pay a small fraction of what she owed the city of Chicago.
In her lawsuit that was dismissed Aug. 12, Fitzgerald said Brandon Preveau, her former boyfriend, left a purple 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo car registered in her name in an employee O’Hare International Airport parking lot for three years. During that time, the car was ticketed continuously and, when Fitzgerald didn’t show up to court, the fines increased exponentially, city law department spokesman Roderick Drew said.
Under agreements reached recently by Fitzgerald, Preveau and the city, Fitzgerald will pay just less than $4,500 of the nearly $106,000 that she owed and Preveau will pay her the amount of the down payment, which is about $1,600. Fitzgerald will pay the rest off over the next three years, with monthly payments of $78.
Utterly ridiculous that the police didn't attach a towing notice to a window and tow the car when it wasn't removed. Did cops deliberately leave the car there so that they could keep writing tickets?