Arguments heard in suit over Ohio village cameras

Arguments heard in suit over Ohio village cameras

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for motorists cited by a southwest Ohio village's speeding cameras want a judge to grant class action status to their lawsuit.

Attorney Paul DeMarco says up to 15,000 drivers could be included after getting $95 tickets in New Miami.

A Butler County judge was hearing arguments Tuesday in the latest Ohio legal skirmish over the camera use.

The village's attorneys want the judge to reject the claims or wait until the Ohio Supreme Court rules on a lawsuit challenging Toledo cameras.

The New Miami lawsuit was filed in the aftermath of a ruling against speed camera use in a village in neighboring Hamilton County. Motorists say their due process rights are being violated in a system they say bypasses courts and doesn't offer much chance to contest camera-produced tickets.