Parking citation tossed due to missing comma

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma.

Andrea Cammelleri says she shouldn’t have been issued a citation based on wording of the law enacted by the village of West Jefferson. The law lists several types of vehicles that can’t be parked longer than 24 hours, including a “motor vehicle camper,” with the comma missing between “vehicle” and “camper.”

Cammelleri says her pickup truck did not fit that definition.

The village says the law’s meaning was clear in context. But Judge Robert Hendrickson of the 12th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruled that West Jefferson should amend the law if it wants it read differently.

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