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Parking in a Handicapped Spot With A Borrowed Permit in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Many viewers wanted to know what happens to people who borrow a handicapped parking permit, but aren't really handicapped.

Kennewick Police and they say the fine for that infraction is $538. Keep in mind the fine for parking in the handicapped spot without a permit is $250.

So borrowing that permit, is a more expensive fine. Here's what police say you should do if you see this happen.

"If somebody thinks it's a big enough deal, definitely call, but don't confront the driver of the vehicle and try to detain them or anything like that, just get a license plate of the vehicle and a description of the person," said Officer Stan Howard, with the Kennewick Police Department.

Police say it's better not to jump to conclusions when you see someone parked in the handicapped, who may not seem disabled. Try to stay away from any confrontation.

To report this you can call the non-emergency number 628-0333.

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