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8/1/2007
Texas: Innocent Man Faces Uphill Battle Against Camera Ticket
A victim of an undeserved red light camera ticket has little recourse under the current law in North Richland Hills, Texas.

Archie Wright
An innocent man is fighting an uphill battle to clear his name after a red light camera in Richland Hills, Texas accused him of a violation he did not commit. According to the $75 ticket Archie Wright received, his 1997 Pontiac Grand Am blew through the light at Booth Calloway Road and Glenview Drive. This was not possible. Wright sold that three months ago. Nonetheless, he is still struggling to clear his name.

"To me it's like a bunch of nerds have taken over law enforcement," Wright told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper. "These red-light cameras are popping up all over the place. I think people should be aware of just what a hassle it can be to fight one of these things."

Under the city's current ordinance, a photo ticket will only be dropped if the recipient names someone who is willing pay the fine. In this case, Wright does not remember who bought the vehicle or even whether that individual was the one driving at the time of the incident. Wright does not think he should become an unpaid private investigator for the city tracking down the culprit. Wright called Redflex, the Australian vendor Redflex that operates the system for the city. Wright was essentially told that he had to pay up.

Source: A cautionary tale of cameras and cars (Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX), 7/31/2007)

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