Police crackdown on drivers misusing disability placards

October 5, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Chicago police and the secretary of state's office checked 22 cars, issued four citations and confiscated three placards.

This was just the latest in a series of stings that began in August.

A new state law increases the penalties for violators.

Secretary of State Jesse White says drivers cited for a third offense could have their license revoked.

Police say one woman cited Friday said she was having car trouble.

"I believe it's a violation of all laws of human decency for an individual to take advantage of a program that was set aside for those who are truly in need," said White.

Police say they think drivers are getting the message, but enforcement efforts will continue.

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