A sanitation worker’s jail sentence for picking up trash too early in Sandy Springs has been lightened.
The Sandy Springs Solicitor’s Office and Municipal Court released a statement saying that Kevin McGill’s 30-day jail sentence for violating city noise laws was disproportionate to a first-time offense, and that his sentence has been changed to time already served. McGill had been reporting to the jail on weekends.
A city ordinance bans trash haulers from working before 7 a.m. McGill was cited for picking up refuse just after 5 a.m. one day. Chief prosecutor Bill Riley earlier told WSB-TV that he had resorted to asking a city judge for jail time because fining the companies involved hasn’t worked.
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