Missouri Supreme Court Overturns Red Light Ticket
It's not uncommon for citizens to find their rights infringed upon by local government bodies but few have the audacity or the financial means to fight city hall all the way to the state Supreme Court as 30 year Missouri Highway Patrol veteran Adolph Belt Jr. did.
Noting the yellow light was too quick, Belt challenged a $100 ticket issued after his license plate was photographed by a red-light enforcement camera in Springfield, MO.
According to the Supreme Court's unanimous ruling, Springfield process for fighting the ticket is unconstitutional.
The court opinion, posted above, concluded the City of Springfield should have moved the case to a circuit court as opposed to the current administrative process.