California Drivers Experience Spike in This Crime

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced there has been a jump of drivers committing one particular crime.

Nearly 2,500 people in California were caught illegally using a disabled person parking placard in the last fiscal year. Investigators with the DMV caught offenders during 256 enforcement operations between July 1, 2017 and June 30 2018. The number of offenders jumped from the previous fiscal year when only 1,625 citations were issued.

If you commit this crime, the placard will be confiscated and you will receive a misdemeanor citation that carries a $250 to $1,000 fine. The violation also appears on your driver’s record.