WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- A recent court case is forcing the City of Watertown to look at how some of their roads are used.
City roads that run through Thompson Park remain open right now after the park closes every night. Leaders say that's why a Watertown judge threw out a DWI case where police pulled over a man for driving on those roads after the park's curfew.
Now lawmakers are taking a fresh look at the laws governing the park.
"Even though the park facilities, like the pavilions and the playgrounds and all that, are closed after 9 p.m., are they still public highways? And the council's going to have to decide whether to post it with roads closed signs as opposed to just park closed," said City Mayor Jeffrey Graham.
Because residents, golf club members and Thompson Park zoo employees use those roads regularly, the City Council decided at its workshop session Tuesday to seek public input before taking any immediate action.