Sleeping in your car is now unlawful in one western Virginia County, even in your personal driveway, in response to TV station WSLS and different media retailers in Virginia.
The new ordinance, passed Tuesday in Roanoke County, says anybody caught sleeping in a car could possibly be ticketed for a class four misdemeanor, “even on personal properties,” WSLS reported.
The utmost fantastic is $250, in line with the ordinance.
“The proposed ordinance would not prohibit napping in an vehicle; it will prohibit…using an vehicle for sleeping quarters instead of a residence, lodge or other comparable accommodations,” a county report on the new regulation said.
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The ordinance doesn’t spell out the tipping point at which a nap turns into sleeping in one’s car.
County officers say the regulation is required to increase an present ordinance that stops individuals from “sleeping in recreational automobiles outdoors of established campgrounds,” in accordance with the Roanoke Occasions.
Peter Lubeck, Roanoke County’s senior assistant lawyer, stated in documents submitted on the board meeting that the regulation was wanted to cope with group health considerations “and effects on residential neighborhoods.”