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Friday, March 23, 2012


A man from Pasco County, Fla., who got nabbed by a traffic camera to catch red light runners believes the camera was wrong — both in snapping his license plate and constitutionally. On the constitutional front, Thomas Filippone now has a county judge’s ruling to back him up.

The Tampa Bay Tribune reports that Filippone received a $158 traffic ticket, but he wasn’t about to pay up and be more careful with the reds next time:

“If they are going to prove I was driving the car, it’s their duty under the law to prove the identity of the driver,” said Filippone, 45, who maintains his 2002 Nissan Altima crossed the intersection a split second before the light turned red on April 15. “It unjustly shifts burden to me and makes me shoulder the burden of having to prove their case.”



Anonymous said...

So much for the legend in his own mind's speed camera's...
Someone should organize a class action suit of people that have received tickets from the county.
Take it to a jury trial for a major cash settlement and punitive damages. Watch the county buckle and the cams come down.

Anonymous said...

I think that the property owners of the city and county should receive a percentage of the proceeds from the cameras. We own the property they sit on and as property owners and taxpayers, should receive the economic payouts due us.