DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Dover Police Department is getting tough on parking tickets.

Beginning New Year’s Day the department says it will start immobilizing cars with parking boots if the driver has accumulated more than five unpaid tickets or has fines exceeding $200. The department has purchased three of the devices to immobilize cars.

Drivers will have to pay an additional $50 to have the device removed. And drivers who don’t call to get the device removed may have their car towed and impounded after five days.

Police say more than 200 people owe more than $200 in unpaid parking tickets.

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