NH state rep apologizes after parking in middle of 2 handicapped spots at hospital
CONCORD — State Rep. James MacKay, D-Concord, is apologizing after a photo surfaced of his car parked over the line in a handicapped parking spot at Concord Hospital on Sunday.
MacKay said he was at the hospital for a meeting and parked up front, but the front doors were locked because it was the weekend. He has difficulty walking and does have a handicapped placard. He said he didn't notice how poorly he parked until he returned to his vehicle.
"I certainly did not want to take up a handicapped space and would feel terrible if someone needed that space," MacKay wrote in an email. "I would certainly apologize to the person who was angered and will be all the more careful in the future."
MacKay is serving his ninth term in the New Hampshire House, representing Ward 4 in Concord. He was previously mayor of Concord (1986-88, 1990-91) and was enlisted in the Army Reserves for 22 years.