by Carrie C. Causey
WAKE FOREST — A mother allegedly warned to keep her son inside during certain hours of the night was cited by area police.
Margaret Dunn Scott, 38, 114 Windsor Drive, Wake Forest, was cited for misdemeanor public order for a curfew violation.
According to town ordinance section 20-131, anyone younger than 16 cannot be in a public place in town limits between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and midnight to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Such areas include streets, alleys, places of business or amusement, parking lots, highways or parks.
Exceptions are if the minor is:
•accompanied by a parent, guardian or authorized adult older than 18,
•going between home and work, or is currently at work,
•going between home and any other school, religious or recreational activity supervised by adults accepting responsibility for the minor,
•responding to an emergency or
•engaged in interstate travel.
Parents and businesses are held responsible by the ordinance to ensure juveniles adhere to the curfew or they can be cited. Punishment for a violation includes a fine up to $100 or imprisonment up to 30 days.