2016-09-07 / Front Page

Bash The Trashman And Go To Jail

Impatient motorists who find themselves stuck behind city Department of Sanitation (DOS) trucks making curbside pickups will face stiff penalties if they take out their frustration on the garbage man.

City officials are reminding the public of a law that recently increased the penalty for assaulting a uniformed city sanitation collector from a misdemeanor to a felony assault – the same penalty faced by people who assault a police officer or firefighter.

Under the increased penalties, anyone who assaults a DOS collector or driver will be arrested and could face from 1-to-7-years in jail.

                                                                                    –Liz Goff

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