LUCAS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of people are suing the northern Ohio village of Lucas over use of cameras for traffic enforcement.
The Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/18hgzw2 ) reports seven attorneys with clients challenging $100 speeding citations have combined their case into a single lawsuit. The more than 60 plaintiffs include nearby residents, out-of-state drivers and three businesses.
The village contracted for automated speed enforcement in February.
The lawsuit charges that the camera speeding ticket enforcement is unconstitutional because of lack of due process and that the village didn't follow state requirements on public notice. The village has denied any wrongdoing and says those suing don't have legal standing.
An attorney says it is similar to a lawsuit against the Cincinnati-area village of Elmwood Place that led to a judge's order against camera use there.
Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com