First offender making noise about Watertown?s new noise ordinance
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WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS:First motorist cited with loud music under legislation
By CRAIG FOX
TIMES STAFF WRITER
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2011
Noreese E. Bell says she had no idea that it?s illegal in Watertown to blast loud music from her car stereo until she became the first person to be accused of violating the city?s new noise ordinance Tuesday.
Mrs. Bell, 24, of 435 Hycliffe Drive, Apt. 622, said police followed her several blocks from a State Street bar, through downtown and several traffic lights before stopping her on Coffeen Street about 2:30 a.m. The music, she acknowledged, was loud during the entire drive from the bar.
?I kept saying, ?What did I do?? It freaked me out,? she said.
For months, the Watertown City Council mulled over the proposed stricter noise ordinance aimed at loud car stereos and noisy mufflers. After considerable debate, the council in April approved the ordinance, 3-2, with proponents contending it was a quality-of-life issue. Opponents contend the new ordinance will be impossible to enforce evenly. The ordinance also covers controlling noise coming from dwellings and businesses.