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Police Lock Onto Speeders with Laser

Unsuspecting speeders coming over Roseville Road's rise are about to get lasered. Westport Police Officers Casey Mezerweski and Al D'Aumura started their speed monitoring around 10 a.m. Why the laser unit rather than radar? Sergeant John Pitoniak, who was also present, explains lasers can more precisely pinpoint a car police are watching.

The maximum fine is $191 but according to Sergeant Pitoniak, it all depends on by how much a driver exceeds the posted speed limit, which is 25 miles per hour at this section of Roseville. 60 miles over the speed limit? See you in court -- where a judge has discretion for setting the fine. One or two miles over? Sergeant Pitoniak reassuringly says, a warning is likely. But speeding in a work or school zone, means fines are doubled.  Summer's on the way, so besides putting the top down, slow down. Warmer weather also means more speed patrols from the Westport Police, the Sergeant says.

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