Crashed server causes red-light camera ciataions to be dismissed
Last Update: 01/21/2007 2:36:42 PM
By: Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - As many as 60 accused speeders and red-light runners in Albuquerque had their traffic citations dismissed because of a computer crash.

The computer glitch saved each of them a possible fine of $100 or more.

City Administrative Hearing Officer Patrick Bingham says the glitch stemmed from a downed server that operates the cameras that photograph speeders and red-light runners.

Without the server up, the streaming video and photos that capture the traffic violation couldn�t be accessed.

Bingham says without that crucial bit of evidence, hearings Friday couldn�t proceed.

The cameras are triggered when motorists speed through an intersection or enter it after the light has turned red.

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