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Officer estimates are enough for speeding convictions in Ohio

Published: Wed, June 2, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — 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 today 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.


1Left2right4(35 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

This seems so wrong. I hope that the majority of law enforcement doesn't rely solely on visual estimation.

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2steelers_fan(23 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

You have got to be &*%^ing joking!!! So, some cop can pull me over and write me a citation for speeding even though he really doesnt know how fast I was going?
That is absurd!

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3NilesOhio(996 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Guilty until proven innocent, then you're still guilty.

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4Harley_Guy(146 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Wow - just think if that's the law in AZ ... LOL

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5OhioWatcher(43 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

We need a new Supreme Court in Ohio. I hope this case is challened to the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a violition of our civil liberties.

This is like a cop saying you have drugs on you. Even if they don't find any, you can still be convicted because a cop says that you had them. What a croc.

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6OhioWatcher(43 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

5-1?? Did new Chief Justice Brown vote on this??

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