People v. Pollio

CourtNew York Villiage Court
Citation90 Misc.2d 355,394 N.Y.S.2d 391
Decision Date09 May 1977
PartiesThe PEOPLE of the State of New York v. Lena J. POLLIO.

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394 N.Y.S.2d 391
90 Misc.2d 355
The PEOPLE of the State of New York
v.
Lena J. POLLIO.
Village Court of Village of Rockville Centre, Town of
Hempstead, Nassau County.
May 9, 1977.

Lena J. Pollio, defendant in pro per.

Louis J. Milone, for the People.

ALBERT A. RUBIN, Village Justice.

The facts are not in dispute. On September 21, 1976 Police Officer John McKeon of the Rockville Centre Police Department issued a parking summons to defendant's vehicle, alleging that it was "improperly parked" because there were no pavement markings indicating a parking stall and there were no meters indicating a parking stall.

The area in which the defendant parked her vehicle was on the east side of Morris Avenue, facing in a northerly direction. The space was not marked in any way whatsoever. Her car was parked in front of three marked parking stalls and just before the entrance to a driveway. However, defendant's vehicle was not blocking the driveway. There was no meter for this space, nor was there any sign which prohibited parking. In fact, a sign which prohibited parking was North of the driveway with an arrow pointing North.

Here, in the absence of a sign prohibiting parking, the allegation of "improperly parked" must fail. There are many reasons why a car can be "improperly parked" but the absen of pavement markings, or a meter being present is not one of the reasons.

The defendant is not guilty after trial.

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