Ticket scofflaws in Amityville may soon face the "boot" on their vehicles.

Trustees have scheduled an April 27 public hearing for a law authorizing village police to use the devices to immobilize any vehicle with three or more outstanding summonses, warrants or any unpaid fines.

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Scofflaws will have to clear their debt and pay an additional fee of $250 to recover the vehicle.

"We have well over 4,000 tickets sitting out there, and this may help that," trustee Kevin Smith said Monday night before a 5-0 vote scheduling the hearing.

Police are currently only permitted to boot vehicles when drivers are caught in the act of moving or parking violations.

Trustees discussed the possibility of a 30-day grace period before the law takes effect, but took no action on that provision.