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  1. #1
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    Jun 2008
    Atlanta, GA

    Default GA - Gwinnett County - No Radar/LIDAR use in 2011?

    Gwinnett May Have To Holster Radar Guns

    Article text:

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett County police may not have the authority
     to use their radar guns and laser detectors next year because of an ongoing legal 
    The Georgia Department of Public Safety sent county officials a letter this month 
    warning them they could lose the rights to use speed detection devices.
    State officials say they must come up with a new agreement guiding how the county 
    and its cities deliver services. The county has been in mediation over the agreement 
    since the last one expired.
    Department of Public Safety spokesman Gordy Wright said the permits for Gwinnett 
    and six cities within the county’s limits expire Dec. 31. He said the warning letter was 
    a “heads up.”
    I'm sure the "legal dispute" will be resolved before the end of the year. But, one can dream, no?


  2. #2
    Good Citizen
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Default Re: GA - Gwinnett County - No Radar/LIDAR use in 2011?

    Yes, you can dream but in reality they will settle the legal dispute by the end of the year. The towns mentioned in the dispute are Auburn, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Suwanee and Gwinnett County. They are so dependent on the revenue generated from speeding tickets that they could never be without the speed detection equipment. The Duluth PD write so many tickets that they would have to cut back on city services or increase property taxes to make up for the loss revenue.



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