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By David Wexler

The Cambridge police have already towed 25 cars this week under a new plan to tow any out of state cars with more than five outstanding tickets.

Police officials refused to state how many Harvard scofflaws were towed this week or how many students' cars the police are still seeking.

Students Up In Arms

One Lowell House resident who had his car towed said the bill ran into hundreds of dollars. The student requested to remain anonymous because he plans to continue parking illegally.

"You gamble and sometimes you lose, besides it will take a while to work back up to five tickets," he said.


The new "tow and hold" system is expected to net Cambridge $150,000 a year, George Teso, Cambridge traffic commissioner, said yesterday. Two people have voluntarily paid their fines since they heard of the ordinance, Lt. Joseph G. Borelli of the Cambridge police said yesterday.

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