HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Consider this a warning.
Nassau County drivers who think they’ve managed to avoid paying certain tickets are about to get a rude awakening.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Officer In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed By Suspect Following Crash
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“It will be actively seeking those that have three or more parking tickets or red light tickets and it will boot you,” Mangano said. “Two days later, it will tow your vehicle.”
The boot will cost $166 to remove and towing will cost $125.
The movement is part of an effort by the cash-strapped county to recover much-needed revenue.MORE NEWS: Sanitation Worker Dies After Being Struck By Car In Brooklyn, Police Searching For Driver
The county estimates it is owed some $49 million in unpaid traffic tickets.