Prosecutor says tickets on I-64 stretch illegal

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) _ A southwestern Illinois prosecutor says motorists along a stretch of Interstate 64 don’t need to pay speeding tickets resulting from law-enforcement cameras because the fine-collection process isn’t legal.

St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly tells the Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1ppjycp) he doesn’t have qualms with the cameras being used in East St. Louis to catch speeding motorists.

But Kelly says the citations don’t conform in format, size or content to Illinois Supreme Court requirements. And he isn’t sure why the alleged infractions are classified as non-moving violations.

The cameras snap a photo of the vehicle’s license plate as it speeds through work zones, and the ticket is mailed to the vehicle’s registered owner.

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks says the citations are valid and process is proper.

4 comments

  • Dan

    The process isn’t valid .
    you can only legally ticket a person so without solid evididence the registered driver was driving all that’s left is the vehical itself and you cannot ticket a vehical .

    • Billy Hill

      You can ticket vehicles, just like parking tickets. The problem is that they are referred to a non-moving violations and getting a speeding ticket without moving is physically impossible.

  • rick

    Bull, I have never and will not ever consider those so-called tickets legal. We can’t face our accusers so we can get off of any charge given.

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