DPS to “find out if there’s an issue” after thousands set for same court date.
Lieutenant admits people choosing to ignore non-served tickets.
The lunatics at Redflex are in charge of the insane asylum of photo enforcement as DPS backs away from a public relations nightmare. Over 3,600 people were inexplicably set for the same court date in Phoenix, prompting an angry response from those who actually appeared and mounting frustration from court administrators.
Judge Rachel Carrillo told ABC15: “The clerks are completly overworked, very stressed. We have people very angry at our counters, some theatening. We are trying to get Redflex to work with us and not do what they did today.”
Unhappy judge? Check.
DPS Lt. Jeff King: “…and I’m looking into the data to see what, if there’s an issue. We don’t have that data right now.”
DPS throwing Redflex under the bus? Check.
More importantly: How could DPS “not have the data”? Each and every “notice” mailed out is “certified” by a reviewing officer. At least that’s what we’re told over and over again by industry flacks. Can you hear the foundation of automated ticketing cracking under its own weight?
The Lieutenant continued: “There are a lot of people choosing to ignore them until process service. Once it goes to process service it’s just like an officer issued the citation,” said King.”
Thank you, DPS, for finally admitting that the notices you send out have no legal standing unless properly served. It’s a refreshing change from Lt. James Warriner, who utilized scare tactics and falsehoods to imply that people’s licenses or registrations would be suspended due to an ignored, non-served ticket.