Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hagerstown Resident Issued DC Red Light Ticket In Error

The Herald-Mail recently reported on a case of a Hagerstown resident who received a red light camera ticket from DC dated March 17, 2010. There were just two problem: she'd never been in DC in her life, and the car in the picture wasn't hers. The grainy image of the license plate looked similar to hers, but some of the characters were not readable.

Easy enough to fix right? She called the DC police who told her to send a picture of her car and a copy of her registration. She did so and received a response on April 5 saying they would investigate.... “It can take up to 6 months for a decision to be rendered” the response from DC stated. After getting nowhere for over a month the Herald-Mail contacted DC police on her behalf. Faced with the media getting involved, DC finally concluded that it 'might' not have been her car and stated that they would void the citation.