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Court rules that police officer can cite for estimated speeding

02 Jun 2010, by Benjamin Luftman in DUI & Traffic Defense, Misc, News

According to a 5-1 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court made a ruling that a trained police officer can cite you for a speeding ticket by visual estimation alone.

The Ohio Supreme Court ruling stated “A police officer’s unaided visual estimation of a vehicle’s speed is sufficient evidence to support a conviction for speeding…if the officer is trained” Although, the 27-year-old Akron area resident took the case to trial and fought the ticket, he lost at the highest level after the Supreme Court ruled in the officer’s favor.

See what Columbus drivers are saying about this ruling: Columbus Dispatch comments