08/10/2011 01:58 pm ET | Updated Oct 10, 2011

Woman Gets Hefty Fine, Tow For Loud Music In Suburban North Chicago

NORTH CHICAGO -- A driver said she was blindsided by a city ordinance against loud music that calls for not only a hefty fine, but the seizure and impoundment of vehicles -- even for a first offense.

Sonya Flowers, 26, of North Chicago was driving home from her $8.25 an hour, part-time job in Grayslake at about 4:45 p.m. Aug. 1 when she was pulled over by two police officers at a mini-mart on Lewis Avenue. One of them informed her that her music was too loud, she said.

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