Judge: Proceeds from new traffic cameras won’t be garnished

NEW MIAMI, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ruled that proceeds from a southwest Ohio village’s new speed camera program won’t be garnished to satisfy a nearly $2 million lawsuit won by residents against the village.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports (http://bit.ly/29XBXzp ) the judge ruled that garnishment is an “extraordinary remedy” and he found no evidence that New Miami is trying to defraud speeders.

The village’s traffic cameras were installed in 2012 but ruled unconstitutional after a little over a year. The village has asked the state Supreme Court to review the case. The village had collected about $1.8 million on nearly 45,000 citations through 15 months of operation.

Police have since launched use of hand-held speed cameras meant to comply with state legislation.


Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton, http://www.journal-news.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=jnfront?jnfront