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Jun 3, 2013 6:10 AM by AP/CS

Clinton offers 35-day ticket 'amnesty' program

CLINTON, La. (AP) - Clinton Police Chief Fred Dunn says people who owe fines for traffic violations or other misdemeanors can get more time to pay by paying $35 to the town by July 12.

He tells The Advocate that, starting July 13, police will begin arresting people on the warrant list who have not arranged for an extension.

He says anyone arrested after the amnesty period will have to pay the full fine to be released from jail. He says "Operation Roundup" will probably start at 12:01 a.m. on July 13.

Dunn took office in January. He says the town has 600 to 700 outstanding arrest warrants, some of them dating back to the 1990s.

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