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The Big Blue Badge of Obliviocy

Nigel Graham, 55, had to appear in Southampton, England, Magistrates Court after being charged with illegally parking in handicapped spaces. In court, Graham admitted to misuse of his mother’s disabled parking badge after she died in 2002. He pleaded guilty to charges of misuse of a “blue badge” and fraud by false representation. Four months later, Graham was back in court admitting to misuse of a blue badge again. That time, he had used it to park at the Southampton Magistrates Court for his first case. He was fined 400 pounds (US$600) for the new offense. (MS/BBC) ...Hopefully he won’t need to go back to court again — he won’t be able to find a place to park.
Original Publication Date: 08 November 2015
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