Updated: Friday, 04 Jun 2010, 10:17 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 04 Jun 2010, 10:17 AM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio law enforcement officials say police won't be retiring their speed guns, even though the state Supreme Court has ruled that a trained officer's guesstimate is enough to convict a speeder.
Spokesman Ted Hart with the Ohio attorney general's office says it's rare for officers to give a ticket based solely on their observations. Sgt. Max Norris II with the State Highway Patrol says troopers will continue to rely on radar or laser devices while the patrol reviews Wednesday's Supreme Court decision.
The state's highest court ruled 5-1 against a northeast Ohio motorist who got a speeding conviction because an officer said he looked to be going too fast. The man's lawyer says the decision "stinks."
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