Kimberly Pohl reports:
Jason Senne doesn’t dispute that he illegally parked overnight in Palatine, but the contents of the citation he received are an entirely different story.
The Palatine man is suing the village for listing personal information on his Aug. 20 ticket – visible for five hours on his parked Acura in the area of Hawk Street and Heron Drive – including his name, address, date of birth, driver’s license number, sex, height and weight.
Attorney Martin Murphy on Aug. 27 filed a lawsuit in federal court against the village of Palatine, claiming the ticket violated the Driver Privacy Protection Act.
Read more in the Daily Herald.
I’ve uploaded Senne’s complaint as well as the village’s Objection and Memorandum in Opposition to Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction. The latter incorporates the village’s legal rationale for why the use of personal information on parking tickets is legally permissible under the Driver Privacy Protection Act.
The parties will be back in court later this month.
Even if it should turn out that such inclusion of personal information on a parking ticket is permissible, it strikes me as a bad idea. What do you think?