Loud Music and Cars

Loud music and teenagers in cars often go hand in hand. In fact, almost all of us can relate to stopping at a red light next to someone with their stereos blaring.

And two people have taken their complaints to the Dothan City Commission.

The City of Dothan has a noise ordinance that says it shall be unlawful for any person to make, create or maintain any unreasonable, loud, disturbing or unnecessary noise within the city or police jurisdiction between five-to-ten feet away.

The first time someone is cited under the noise ordinance, it will cost them 200 dollars. The second offense could earn them an overnight stay in the city jail.

But the downside to the ordinance is that the police officer has got to hear the noise. So what can be done? Dothan City Commissioners James Reading and Amos Newsome are equally disturbed by the noise makers.

Dothan Mayor Chester Sowell asked Police Chief John Powell to come up with a plan to deal with the problem.