Man gets parking ticket in his own driveway

Man Gets Parking Ticket In His Own Driveway
Man Gets Parking Ticket In His Own Driveway

St. Charles resident Troy Underwood and his family spent the day at Six Flags on Friday. When he returned home, he discovered a $25 parking ticket on his truck -- but the truck was parked in his driveway on Timberlodge Landing.

Apparently, the bumper of his pick-up truck extended into the sidewalk, blocking a portion of it. But Underwood wishes he got a warning that such an ordinance existed first

"Stuff like this should be addressed because you can't just go out there and using these minor ordinances to collect revenue for the city," Underwood said.

According to Underwood, he had been parking his truck just past his driveway for over a year and never had a problem. He says his biggest gripe from the incident is he didn't get the answers he wanted from city and never got a warning. His neighbor Mike Schimweg agrees.

"I think it would be different if it was a major road like Mexico or Mid Rivers -- that would be different -- but this road goes into a cul-de-sac," Schimweg said.

St. Charles city officials say they're working with code enforcement on the issue. Ordinance number 350-090 says you can't park on a sidewalk, bike path and other locations.