Hamilton County Sheriff Deputies can now clock drivers and send them tickets, without ever getting out of their cars.
Commissioners today passed a resolution allowing Sheriff Jim Hammond to contract with a company called Applied Technology Partners. The company will give the sheriff's office two camera-equipped speed detection lasers that will allow officers to take videos of drivers who are speeding. The officers will then upload that video to the company, which will then mail a $50 civil ticket to the person to whom the vehicle is registered.
The commission was split on the issue, but it ultimately passed 5-4.
Commissioners Chester Bankston, Greg Beck, Jim Fields, Marty Haynes and Larry Henry voted for the measure.
Commissioners Tim Boyd, Joe Graham, Warren Mackey and Fred Skillern voted no.