Huntsville to levy fines for loud music

By: AP
By: AP

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- People driving in Huntsville might want to crank down the car stereo just a little of risk paying a stiff find.

The north Alabama city has had an ordinance for two years outlawing car stereo music that can be heard 25 feet away. But city Councilman Bill Kling said drivers continue to ignore the ordinance and the music is still blaring away. He said the city is now putting up signs all over town to warn drivers about the ordinance.

Huntsville police spokesman Harry Hobbs told The Huntsville Times that 1,027 citations for noise ordinance violations have been issued between Jan. 1, 2008, and last week.

The fine for violating the ordinance is up to $100 for a first offense and up to $500 for repeat offenders.


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