One of the plaintiff’s attorneys, Josh Engel, said the village had trampled motorist’s Constitutional rights, grabbed their money and now are squirrelling some of that money away with an out-of-state vendor — all actions he says are wrong.
“What comes to mind first is Hamlet,” he said. “I think they doth protest too much.”
New Miami's former speed catcher program was deemed unconstitutional in 2014, when Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Sage banned its use and granted the case class-action status, meaning thousands of other motorists who have been cited could join on and seek a legal remedy.
The village has spent $80,000 fighting to keep $1.8 million they have collected from speeders.
The garnishment issue will be the subject of a hearing later this month.