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Posted: September 27, 2011 4:51 p.m.

Sagging pants ban nets Albany $4,000

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - City officials in Albany say they've collected nearly $4,000 in fines in less than a year from people they've cited under the town's ban on pants that sag.

City Attorney Nathan Davis tells the Albany Herald (http://bit.ly/p5MA6J) that 187 citations have been issued and fines collected of $3,916 since the ordinance went into effect Nov. 23.

Officials say the ordinance bans anyone from wearing pants or skirts more than three inches below the top of the hips, exposing the skin or undergarments. First-time offenders face a $25 fine. On further offenses, the fine can rise to $200.

The ordinance also allows 40 hours of community service to be completed in lieu of fines.

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