TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Beware of cranking up your car stereo in Tampa.
City council has given preliminary approval to a new noise ordinance that would outlaw car stereo noise that can be heard 50 feet or more from the car.
A first-time offiense will set you back $250. That goes up to $450 for a second offense. If you're cited a third time, it's 60 days in jail.
Council member Lisa Monteleone thinks that's a bit too harsh. She believes that will put more young people behind bars. And she spars with Councilman Charlie Miranda over that fact.
Monteleone: "I'm not going to vote for an ordinance that carries jail time. I'm just not".
Miranda: "I understand that. I would venture to say that most of these individuals already have a record. I'm just taking a guess".
Monteleone: "That's an unfair statement".
Council did revise the proposed ordinance to make it applicable 24 hours a day.
They'll take a final vote June 6th.