New Mexico Town Residents May Lose Utilities for Unpaid Red Light Violations

Via: ABC News

Residents of Las Cruces, New Mexico with outstanding red-light-camera traffic tickets are in danger of having their utilities shut off.

The program, placing cameras at intersections, is just over three years old, and in that time violators have run up $2 million in unpaid fines.

“Over time we were looking at various options, various ways to recoup that money,” Udell Vigil, the communications director for the City of Las Cruces, told ABC News.com.

The fines are broken up between the city, the state of New Mexico and the camera company.  The city is owed $600 thousand in unpaid tickets.

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