The DMV Cites Dozens of Disabled Parking Permit Abusers at Fairplex

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The DMV isn't taking kindly to people who use disabled parking permits when they are not actually disabled. Officials say dozens of people have been caught abusing the permits while at the Fairplex in Pomona. DMV spokesman Jaime Garza says people use the placards to score better parking at big events. 

"Most of the violations involve people using disabled placards that are issued to a family member or to friends. And they do this to avoid parking fees and to obtain convenience or unrestricted parking." 

Garza says 71 drivers were caught using a placard that wasn't theirs. Drivers can be fined up to $1,000 and have a notation added to their driving records. Not only that, motorists who violate the law also have to appear in court for the misdemeanor citation. 

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