Beyond towing the out-of-town cabs and writing $500 tickets, the new law allows the city to seize the meters from the cabs and sell them if a court allows.
“The irony is that all of the drivers are Lawrence residents,” said Peter Caruso, an Andover lawyer who represents Andover Central Transportation. “And they’re all Latino. Ninety percent of the fares in Lawrence are Spanish-speaking.”
Caruso, who also represents The Eagle-Tribune, said he will appeal the fine in Lawrence District Court. He said he will argue that the fine is excessive.