MetroLink fines can add up to big bucks for violators

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - An exclusive You Paid For It Investigation of Metro fines and fees becoming a big burden on those who can't afford to pay

In the wake of the Ferguson Crisis many municipalities reviewed the costs of court fines and fees levied on the poor. Ferguson led the way by reducing a variety of fees and other governments follow.

But the You Paid For It Team exposes the fines from Metro citations that are creating a huge burden on the poorest resident.

Elliott Davis Investigates how some people are ending up with tickets and court fines close to $100, all for the sake of a $2.50 Metro ticket? And worse they can end up in jail.

I question the head of Metro John Nations about this problem that has so far sailed under the radar.

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