Christmas parade float fined for being too loud

Cory Desormeaux holds the $110 ticket he got Saturday night as the left the Orleans Parade of...

Cory Desormeaux holds the $110 ticket he got Saturday night as the left the Orleans Parade of Lights with funk music still coming from his float speakers. He plans to fight the ticket. (Doug Hempstead/QMI Agency)

Doug Hempstead, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:40 AM ET

OTTAWA -- Cory Desormeaux feels he’s been funked over.

The owner of Junk That Funk — a garbage removal business — got nailed with an excessive noise ticket Saturday night as he left the Orléans parade of lights.

It was around 8:35 p.m. and the parade had just wrapped up about 15 minutes earlier. Desormeaux said he was parked in a vacant lot with the other floats at the intersection of Prestone and St. Joseph Blvd., dropping off the kids who had been dancing to funk music under a disco ball in his junk trailer.

He says he then pulled out onto St. Joseph Blvd. and dropped off a few more kids back at Place d’Orléans and circled back to head home. He was pulled over about a block away — the music and Christmas lights still on.

“The parade was only done for about 10 or 15 minutes,” he said. “They just didn’t like the noise I guess.”

Desormeaux said the officer who pulled him over said his sergeant made him do it.

There was no warning — a $110 fine, which Desormeaux intends to fight.

“The police officer said the parade was over and that the sergeant wanted, basically, for me to get ticketed,” he said.


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