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Here comes the boom, and the ticket

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PASCO, Wash.-Pasco police officers are ready to lower the boom on booming car stereos.

With the weather warming up, and drivers rolling down their car windows, police are bringing out their radar guns, ready to enforce the city's loud music ordinance.

A driver violates the loud music ordinance if a Pasco police officer can hear the driver's music within 75 feet.

Officer Raymond Aparicio says a driver's loud music is not only a nuisance to other drivers, it's also dangerous.

"If the person who's driving can't hear emergency vehicles, ambulance or patrol units, they won't be able to react and respond appropriately."

The penalty for violating the noise ordinance is $250.

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