Louisville, Ky. Sets False Alarm Fines

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Louisville, Ky. residents and businesses will have to pay fines that can go as high as $300 for repeated false burglar alarms, The Courier-Journal reports.

Chad Carlton, a spokesman for Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson, who sought the measure, said Louisville Metro Police went on more than 40,000 false alarm runs in 2002 – wasting more than 19,000 work hours and costing the government more than $500,000. The Courier-Journal reported in December that metro police find an actual break-in only once out of every 100 times they respond to a burglar alarm.

Link: http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/06/11ky/B1-council0611-4369.html

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