- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Roadside panhandlers and the drivers who donate to them are going to be ticketed soon as the city of Umatilla phases in a new law.

The East Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1zDqjRz ) council members in the Oregon, Washington border city passed the new law with panhandlers at the Interstate 82 offramp in mind.

The ordinance says drivers in a lane of travel can’t pass anything, including food or money, to pedestrians. It went into effect immediately after council members passed it Tuesday, but police chief Darla Huxel says officers will probably issue warnings for a month.

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Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.info

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