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|White House Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino’s husband jailed for leash law violation.|
Last November, Ms. Perino’s husband, British businessman Peter McMahon, was walking their dog Henry, unleashed, in Lincoln Park, 10 short blocks east of the Capitol.
Mr. McMahon replied that he didn’t have a leash, so Smith issued a violation which carries a $25 fine. “Why don’t you go chase down some squirrels,” Mr. McMahon allegedly asked the officer.
According to representatives of the Park Police and D.C. Superior Court, you have 15 days to pay such a fine, request a court date, or a warrant can be issued for your arrest.
Sources familiar with the case say Mr. McMahon tried to pay the fine, but the ticket didn't note an address where it should be sent. Mr. McMahon found an address for the Park Police and mailed his payment which is alleged to have arrived late.
In early April, when Mr. McMahon returned from business overseas he found that Smith had requested a warrant for his arrest, which a judge had issued.
On April 12, McMahon went to the Park Police headquarters to pay the fine in person, he was thrown in jail for the day.
Ms. Perino and her husband have declined comment.
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