NEW HAVEN, CT (WCBS 880) – No one is above the law in Connecticut, not even the governor.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau Has The Story

Gov. Dan Malloy wasn’t at the wheel of his town car when it was parked at Church Street in New Haven around noon Thursday.

But when he left a meeting with Chamber of Commerce officials, a city officer had slapped a parking ticket on the windshield.

City spokesman Adam Joseph says, when it comes to breaking the law in New Haven, police don’t play favorites.

“Our parking enforcement officers strive to treat everybody equally. You’re parked and your meter is expired or you’re parked illegally, you’ll get a ticket regardless if you’re [an] elected official or not,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

It turns out the governor’s driver had parked the car partially in a no parking zone.

The governor says he’ll pay the $30 fine out of his own pocket.

Comments (3)
  1. kendra says:

    i for 1 think that they should have to pay for there mistakes just like us common folks they shouldn,t be awarded for reckless behavior they are supposed to set examples up for citzens like us instead they being treated like they are special and thats not right or fair you know.

  2. Ted says:

    He should have had a police shield on the window – they are never ticketed.

  3. Marina Ios says:

    OUT OF HIS POCKET….wow, this is really news worth….
    i meant: so what?

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