Speeding ticket prosecution stopped in NC city after issues involving police radar guns

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Asheville, North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina district attorney is putting on hold prosecution for speeding tickets brought in Asheville because of issues involving the police department’s radar guns.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that about 250 of the roughly 4,500 tickets issued last year in Asheville were written after motorists were clocked speeding on guns that had not been certified.

The certification for some of the guns had reportedly expired when drivers were given tickets.

Radar guns must be calibrated yearly and then are certified as being accurate, according to the paper.

The department got 30 new vehicles and the certifications lapsed when the guns were out of service for a time, according to Asheville Police Chief William Anderson.

On Friday, District Attorney Ron Moore said he has suspended the handling of all cases involving Asheville police radar guns until he gets answers.

Read full story: The Asheville Citizen-Times