Video: When red light cameras catch more than an infraction

local@modbee.comOctober 11, 2013 

Video submitted by the Modesto Police Department shows a woman running a red light at Briggsmore Avenue and Oakdale Road several second after her light turned red. She hit the back of another car and fled the scene, then had her car dismantled and reported it stolen. But with the video evidence, not only was the woman charged with the red light violation but also hit and run and filing a false police report. Read more about the impact of Modesto's red light cameras in The Bee on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.


— Red light cameras in Modesto have caught more than infractions.

One woman blew through the intersection of Briggsmore Avenue and Oakdale Road several seconds after her light turned red, hitting the back of another car, Modesto Police Officer Steve Silva said.

She fled the scene, reported her car stolen and had family members in Merced dismantle it, Silva said.

Her red light ticket was rejected by Redflex because she was not identifiable.

However, the driver who had been hit knew the collision was caught on camera because of the red light camera flashes she saw at the time of the accident. She contacted police.

Silva had the video sent from Redflex, which identified the possible suspect vehicle. The driver not only was charged with the red light violation but also hit and run and filing a false police report.

See more red light violators. Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

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