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October 11, 2013

Video: When red light cameras catch more than an infraction

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.

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.

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