Hennepin County Sheriff to issue free repair vouchers instead of spendy tickets for faulty car parts

The next time a Hennepin County Sheriff's deputy pulls you over, you could get a voucher instead of a citation.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday it was joining the Lights On! program. It gives drivers free coupons to repair broken headlights, taillights, brake lights or turn signals rather than penalizing them with a traffic ticket, "some people can't afford to pay a ticket and lose their license then get more tickets, we're making criminals out of people who sometimes need an extra hand," replied Sheriff David Hutchinson.

Motorists can take the vouchers to participating auto service providers to have their vehicles fixed.