CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A driver's complaint about an improperly timed traffic light got the attention of a Chattanooga judge who said city officials are sending refunds to 176 motorists who were photographed by an automated camera and got tickets.
Municipal Court Judge Russell Bean dismissed the traffic cases after officials checked out the complaint that a traffic light at a busy intersection was not timed correctly.
City traffic engineer John Van Winkle says his office corrected a glitch in the computer program for the light. He said the two cameras at the intersection had been operating since Jan. 18.
City Chief Financial Officer Daisy Madison told the Chattanooga Times Free Press she is notifying affected motorists that they will get a refund.
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