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Alexandria to refund 2,000 speeding tickets after probe turns up faulty speedometer tests

Posted on Oct 04,2019
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

By Jack Moore

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Nearly 2,000 drivers ticketed for speeding in Alexandria, Virginia, are eligible for refunds after an internal probe turned up faulty testing of police speedometers.

In a news release Wednesday, the city said speedometers in police cruisers had not been tested frequently enough and, in some cases, city technicians were improperly conducting the tests.

All told, 2,169 drivers who were issued speeding tickets between March 2016 and May 2019 have had their tickets voided. In addition, the city said it will pay drivers’ court costs stemming from the tickets.

At the request of the city, the Alexandria General District Court threw out all convictions related to the now-voided tickets on Oct. 1.

The canceled speeding tickets represent about 11 percent of the more than 19,000 speeding tickets issued during the three-year period in question, the city said.

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