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Chicagoland Mon Apr 27 2009

Red-light Camera Should Capture Right Car with Right Plate

An article from the Naperville Sun.

I'm sure many of us have experience some type of frustration now that Chicago has employed the use of red-light cameras to catch people in the act!

This was the story of a woman who was nowhere near the location a camera caught her at. She got a ticket in the mail and she decided to contest this. She had to cough up some money to even protest this red light ticket and had to appear at the Daley Center three times before a license plate was produced.

That license plate was key to getting her case dismissed. Why?

After all the dust had cleared and the expenses were paid by this tenacious senior citizen, including time, parking fees, tolls as well as anguish and distress, the case was dismissed.

It was dismissed simply because, after investigation by this lady, it was discovered that two vehicles registered in the state of Illinois can have the same identical plate number. The only difference is that one is a vanity plate.

A case of mistaken identity! Especially since this woman drives a Buick and the car that was caught on camera was a Chrysler van.

Via Instapundit!
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