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Andrea Cammelleri's Parking Ticket Tossed Because Of Missing Comma

In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 photo, Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Antonio Matos holds a test ticket from the new electron
In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 photo, Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Antonio Matos holds a test ticket from the new electronic citation system inside a patrol car at the Cleveland Metro Post in Brook Park, Ohio. The e-ticketing process reduces errors, save time and makes the paperwork easier to read and want to take it a step further by arranging for citations to be electronically transmitted to local courts instead of being hand-delivered on paper.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma.

Andrea Cammelleri (kah-meh-LEHR'-ee) says she shouldn't have been issued a citation in 2014 based on the wording of the law enacted by the village of West Jefferson.

The law lists several types of vehicles that can't be parked longer than 24 hours, including a "motor vehicle camper," with the comma missing between "vehicle" and "camper."

Cammelleri says her pickup truck did not fit that definition.

The village says the law's meaning was clear in context, but Judge Robert Hendrickson of the 12th Ohio District Court of Appeals says in last week's ruling that West Jefferson should amend the law if it wants it read differently.

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