San Jose Faces Suit over Speeding Tickets
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
San Jose, California hopes what it didn't know won't hurt it. The city is being sued over how it ticketed speeding cars. It used vans to snap photos of license plates and drivers, which might not have been a problem, except city engineers wrote the tickets, not the cops. Turns out, that's illegal. The city says since it didn't know, it shouldn't have to pay back the $5 million it collected in fines. But now it's the city that might be busted.
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