SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford is getting her day in court for dog escape.
Sanford is scheduled to
appear in municipal court on Sullivan's Island on Tuesday. She was fined
more than one thousand dollars back in February after her 8-year-old
black lab Julius escaped from the yard of her beachfront home.
Sanford concedes her dog
got away, but says the amount of the fine doesn't match the offense. She
says she will appear in court to argue against the size of the fine.
Police Chief Danny Howard
says the fine is high because several other dogs also wandered off from
the Sanford residence. Howard says those who go to court might have
fines reduced based on the circumstances of their cases.