Sandy Springs sanitation worker’s jail sentence modified

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.