Photo Radar Actually Useful for First Time Ever


For the first time in the history of Arizona, the El Mirage Photo Enforcement system has done something useful.

Via ABC15, a valley man named Patrick Bray had his Ford F350 truck stolen. He filed a police report, but truthfully gave up hope that it would ever be returned.

Then, in early October, he received the dreaded letter in the mail that so many others receive daily from the El Mirage Automated Traffic Enforcement Program for a traffic violation that occurred in his truck.

But he didn’t have his truck. When he looked at the picture, this lady did:

Photo Radar Actually Useful for First Time Ever, R&R Law Group

She doesn’t exactly look like the Grand Theft Auto type and may in fact have been sold a stolen car, Bray surmises. He is hoping people will share this information so that this woman is identified.

We hope so too.

That being said, if our experience is any guide, it is likely that City of El Mirage will still require Bray to attend a hearing to hear his side of the story, find him responsible anyways, and impose the maximum fine.

And I’m only half kidding.

About the Author: Robert Gruler

author infoRobert was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 2013 and the California State Bar in 2015. Robert is also admitted in Federal Court in the District of Arizona and has being awarded the distinction of being in the Nations Top 1% of Attorneys awarded by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Robert’s primary focus in criminal defense is DUI and allegation of driving while impaired. Robert believes a vigorous defense is essential to protecting all citizens’ rights and upholding the traditions embodied by the Bill of Rights. Robert was born in Arizona and attended Arizona State University and Brophy College Preparatory where he was regional champion and captain of the wrestling team.