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Ice cream man fights ticket

Spring Lake police said Dwight Bell's ice cream truck was a public disturbance. Bell plans to appeal his citation to the Board of Aldermen.

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Spring Lake ice cream man ticketed 12/08
Jennifer Joyner
SPRING LAKE, N.C. — The man ticketed for music on his ice cream truck will take his appeal to town officials.

Dwight Bell, who operates Daddy D’s Sweets and Treats, plans to appear before the Spring Lake Board of Alderman Monday.

Bell was issued a citation for disturbing the peace while he worked the Holly Hills subdivision the Sunday before Christmas. A resident complained the music on Bell’s truck was too loud.

Bell doesn’t play classic ice cream truck jingles. His truck features children singing songs about ice cream, and some tunes have a hip hop beat.

“I chose to try something a little upbeat because we’re in a new time,” Bell said.

The citation carries a $50 fine.

The Board of Aldermen meets Monday at 7 p.m. at Spring Lake Town Hall.

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