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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The District is owed more than 300 million dollars in outstanding parking tickets and fines that date back for years.

The DMV under Mayor Adrian Fenty had a plan for an amnesty for
violators and that plan may be implemented by the new administration
under Mayor Vincent Gray.

While its far from a done deal, Officials today expressed support in
private conversations. DC Council members, including Chairman Kwame
Brown and Mary Cheh also seemed to support an amnesty in their comments.

The amnesty story was first reported Tuesday by the Washington Examiner.

DMV Officials confirm they have considered a program whereby people
who haven't paid their tickets would be allowed to pay the original
fine. The added penalties would be forgiven.

It would be welcome news to drivers who got tickets today outside the
DMV where they were already trying to pay existing tickets.

Jareeka Johnson, a school bus driver and single mother told 9 NewsNow
she owes 33 hundred dollars in tickets and fines that date back to
2000.

She said she would welcome an amnesty program.

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