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Appearing to speed is enough... no proof needed

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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Of all the stupid.......


COLUMBUS: Ohio's highest court has ruled that a person may be convicted of speeding purely if it looked to a police officer that the motorist was going too fast.

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an officer's visual estimation of speed is enough to support a conviction if the officer is trained, certified by a training academy, and experienced in watching for speeders. The court's 5-1 decision says independent verification of a driver's speed is not necessary.

The court upheld a lower court's ruling against a driver who challenged a speeding conviction that had been based on testimony from police officer in Copley, 25 miles south of Cleveland. The officer said it appeared to him that the man was driving too fast.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break_news/95410314.html

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by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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glitterteaz
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:26 AM

 What a stupid ass judgement!!!

NuM1mOmMyOf2
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:48 AM

agreed very stupid

anetrnlov
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 6:07 AM

Who want to be that the number of tickets will double if not triple now.  What idiocy.

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