Missouri Senator to Appeal Red-Light Camera Ticket
COLUMBIA (AP) -- A Missouri state senator sponsoring a bill banning red-light cameras has been ticketed in St. Louis as a result of one of the traffic cameras.
Republican Sen. Jim Lembke, of St. Louis, told the Columbia Daily Tribune that he will appeal his conviction Friday in St. Louis Municipal Court to a higher court. St. Louis cameras caught one of the four cars registered to Lembke driving through a red light on Jan. 12, 2010. Lembke said he wasn't driving the car, but he declined to say who was behind the wheel. Lembke said he will continue to fight the case but has not hired an attorney. He did not mention his pending court case when a Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday on his legislation to ban the traffic enforcement cameras.