Southport chief says officer won’t park in apartment’s handicap spot


SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Southport’s police chief says there’s a reason one of his officers was parking in a handicapped spot at an apartment complex.

A viewer recently sent us a photo of the marked police cruiser parked in the space.

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Chief Jerry Dove says the officer lives there and was having trouble finding a parking spot after his late-night shifts. Dove says management allowed the officer to park in the spot with plans to change the sign to read “Reserved for Officer,” but so far that change has not happened.

Dove says until the sign is switched, it is illegal to park in the space without a handicap placard.