Va. red-light camera images used in first criminal case

Under state law, red-light violations captured by camera systems may only be used to impose civil penalties unless a judge issues a court order


By Kathy Adams
The Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A Chesapeake man pleaded guilty Tuesday in a case that included photos from a city red-light camera as evidence.

Shawn Webber, 39, of Chesapeake pleaded guilty in Circuit Court to hit-and-run and driving while a habitual offender, according to a news release from the commonwealth's attorney's office. The charges stem from a March 15 crash in which Webber struck and injured a bicyclist near the intersection of Indian River Road and South Military Highway, then left the scene, according to the release.

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