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Article posted Jun 02 2010, 6:26 PM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: Associated Press Print

Cops can guesstimate you're going too fast and ticket you with no proof, Ohio Supreme Court rules

Estimates OK for speeding tickets, court rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio's highest court has ruled that a person may be convicted of speeding purely if it looked to a police officer that the motorist was going too fast.

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an officer's visual estimation of speed is enough to support a conviction if the officer is trained, certified by a training academy, and experienced in watching for speeders. The court's 5-1 decision says independent verification of a driver's speed is not necessary.

The court upheld a lower court's ruling against a driver who challenged a speeding conviction that had been based on testimony from police officer in Copley, 25 miles south of Cleveland. The officer said it appeared to him that the man was driving too fast.

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June 02, 2010 01:54 PM EDT

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