WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy will not be cited for the way parked at a Wilmington business last week.
An internal investigation found the space outside Planet Fitness on N. Kerr Ave. that Dep. Clay Meadows parked next to is no longer a handicap spot and did not have the correct signage, so he can’t be cited.
The Sheriff’s Office says Meadows admits he made a mistake and promised it will never happen again.
The man who sent WWAY pictures of the deputy’s unmarked patrol car refused to cooperate with investigators.
SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Southport’s police chief says there’s a reason one of his officers was parking in a handicapped spot at an apartment complex.
A viewer recently sent us a photo of the marked police cruiser parked in the space.
Chief Jerry Dove says the officer lives there and was having trouble finding a parking spot after his late-night shifts. Dove says management allowed the officer to park in the spot with plans to change the sign to read “Reserved for Officer,” but so far that change has not happened.
Dove says until the sign is switched, it is illegal to park in the space without a handicap placard.