ATHENS, Georgia — Police in the Athens area say new automated license plate readers have led to several felony arrests and helped solve a bank robbery since officers began using the new technology last summer.
Trunk-mounted cameras on Athens-Clarke County Senior Police Officer Geoff Walsh's patrol car are capable of taking as many as 5,000 photos per hour. The Athens Banner-Herald reports (License plates readers help police in Athens ID violators, criminals | Online Athens) that the system scans vehicle tags and compares them to a database of cars that are unregistered, uninsured or reported stolen.
Athens-Clarke Assistant Police Chief Carter Greene said four cars are currently outfitted with automatic license plate readers.
Information from: Athens Banner-Herald,http://www.onlineathens.com
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