Someone Else Driving? You Could End Up With Ticket

By: Jennifer Milton Email
By: Jennifer Milton Email

Anthony Lariscy is one of the unfortunate red light runners who has received evidence of a traffic violation in the mail. A $158 ticket, photos and video took Lariscy by surprise because he claims he wasn't behind the wheel when the snapshots were taken.

"The ticket states that I ran the light at 10:33 in the morning, when in fact, I didn't leave Furrin Auto Parts until 10:41 in the morning, so, I obviously wasn't in my car, I was in their lobby. Whoever ran that light was in my car, there's proof of that, but it certainly wasn't me," said Lariscy.

The owner of Furrin Auto Service disputes Lariscy's claim and says he has documentation that clears his employees of the incident.

City of Tallahassee officials say, ironically, the intersection where Laricsy's vehicle was snapped running the light is a hot spot for red light runners.

"Probably the most egregious number of violations happened at the intersection of Monroe and Tennessee. During the testing day in early 2010, we had 454 violations that were straight through or left turns at that one intersection," said Michelle Bono.

Now, Lariscy has 3 options: jump through hoops to find out if someone from the auto shop did take his car for a test drive, take the issue to court or pay the fine.

Folks should also be aware that if they run a red light in a rental vehicle, the company can track them down to pay the fine.


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