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Court upholds junk car ordinance

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –The Georgia Court of appeals says Dougherty County was right in citing a man for keeping dozens of junk cars in his yard.  In March 2007, the county cited Johnny Litman for having between fifty and sixty junk vehicles in his backyard on Radium Springs Road.

He was given 10 days to clean them up, but several months later, the cars were still there.  He was found guilty by a jury.

Litman challenged the constitutionality of the junk vehicle ordinance, but the court upheld the conviction. It did, however, throw out convictions for a weedy yard and trash in his yard, since he cleaned those problems up in the allotted time.  The cars have since been removed.

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