Ohio Rejects Challenge to Camera-Captured Traffic Violations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -

Ohio’s Supreme Court has rejected Toledo’s motion to dismiss a challenge to how the city handles appeals of citations related to camera-captured traffic violations.

The High Court recently rejected the motion to dismiss a challenge by Susan Magsig, of Woodville.

The Toledo Blade reports Magsig received a citation alleging a camera held by a police officer caught her vehicle traveling 75 mph in a 60 mph-zone. Magsig argues Toledo violated state law by considering such appeals through an administrative hearing rather than through municipal court.

The city argues that the case should not continue because a lower court’s preliminary ruling prevents enforcement of a state law giving local courts jurisdiction over all traffic violations. Magsig’s attorney says she is not bound by that ruling involving a legal dispute between the city and state.