Officials won’t waive repeated emergency call fines

A medical manufacturing company in Greenwood asked the city to waive a fine for repeated false emergency calls to police, but their request was denied.

Advantis Medical has paid two $50 fines for a mistake that has been corrected, and was appealing a third fine, said Mike Keene, who was representing the company.

Advantis, located at 2121 Southtech Drive, had nine false alarms that resulted in unnecessary police runs in 2013, including the most recent one on Dec. 27, Greenwood Police Chief John Laut said.

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