Charlottesville Police Crack Down on Late Night Noise
As University of Virginia students head back to class, Charlottesville police say they're stepping up enforcement of the city's noise ordinance.
The move comes after neighbors in the Venable neighborhood complained about late night noise from nearby fraternity houses. Police say starting this weekend, they will be less lenient. A noise violation carries a fine of up to $250.
Charlottesville Police Lieutenant Ronnie Roberts said, "You'll see fewer warnings and more of an approach of issuing those summons for those particular violations when they're found. There's no requirement to issue a warning."
Earlier this week, Charlottesville City Council directed police to more strictly enforce the current ordinance instead of raising fines and penalties. Council is set to revisit the issue in December.
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