Town Upholds $30 Ticket Issued to Uber Driver


The Parking Commission at its most recent meeting upheld a $30 ticket issued to a woman for obstructing the travel lane on East Avenue on a Tuesday afternoon last month.

Jacqui Locher said in a written appeal that she’d stopped outside Greenology around midday on April 19 while her Uber partner entered the store to collect an order.

“I was there for less than 2 minutes before I was approached by an extremely rude woman with a horrible attitude pointing her phone camera at me,” Locher said in her written appeal. “I rolled down my window and told her I was only stopped here for a minute, we had an order already called in that we were just picking up.”

Yet before the order had been collected, the parking enforcement officer wrote the ticket, Lochi said.

During the Commission’s May 5 meeting, Parking Director Stacy Miltenberg said that the officer had asked Locher to move “and she did not move.”

“She was saying that she was waiting for somebody and she was asked a couple of times to move,” Miltenberg said.

Commission Chair Laura Budd noted that the motorist not only was in the travel lane “on a very dangerous corner” but also “she was partly in a crosswalk.”

“And she was asked to move at least once if not twice, and she didn’t and then was shocked she got a ticket,” Budd said.

Budd, Secretary Jennifer Donovan and Commissioner Marley Thackray voted 3-0 to uphold the ticket. Commissioners Nancy Bemis and Drew Magratten were absent.

“I just kind of feel bad for the parking people sometimes,” Thackray said.

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