Posted: Jul 10, 2013 8:25 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The Denham Springs City Council has rejected a proposal to set up a portable photo-laser speed enforcement system to issue speeding tickets along a stretch of Interstate 12 that passes through the city.
Mayor James Durbin says the DragonCam system being considered for use by the Denham Springs Police Department would be one way to assist police in catching speeders on the interstate.
The hand-held device is capable of accurately reading the license plate of a speeding car as it passes an officer holding the camera.
Police Chief Scott Jones, who did not strongly advocate the DragonCam, told the council that officers would not be working the laser-camera system on a 24-hour basis. Rather, he said, it would be used as manpower was available.