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Leave cold car running unattended in La Crosse, risk a fine

Published On: Dec 12 2013 12:42:31 AM CST
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WKBT, News8000.com

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

If part of your routine includes turning your car on to warm it up, be sure to stick around it.

There's a $114 fine if keys are inside an unattended car that's running.

This only applies to vehicles that are on the street or in other public places.

Police say the ordinance was created to protect people. "Somebody would come past looking for an easy ride home, they'd jump in the car and take it, so this ordinance was created some time ago to address those issues that were happening," said La Crosse Police Sgt. Randy Rank.

Using a remote starter is okay as long as your keys are not in the car.

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