City Of Chicago Boot Van Caught Parked Illegally
An alert reader of this website snapped some photos of a Chicago Department of Revenue boot van parked blocking the driveway to the Speedway gas station on Damen Ave. at Roscoe last Friday afternoon at around 1:15 PM.
Frank C. was in Roscoe Village Friday when he saw the boot van pull up in front of the gas station in violation of Chicago municipal code 09-64-100(c) Park as to block Access to/or efficient use of Alley, Driveway, or Fire Lane. The violation carries a fine of $150 if a mere motorist tried to park in the same manner.
“The driver just pulled up, parked the van blocking part of Speedway’s driveway and waltzed into the store to get a snack or drink,” explained Frank via email. “There were other legal parking spots just north of the gas station about 50 feet away where he could have parked–literally 25 steps from the gas station.”
But it is allowable under the law for a vehicle involved in the immobilization of vehicles to double park and park legally for the purposes of executing their duties. So we asked Frank if this was the case? Was the driver booting a car at the time?
“No way!”, sad Frank. “Unless he was booting a car parked inside the Speedway, there was no way this guy was involved in booting a car.”