Scanning license plate readers is DAs' latest revenue-boosting move
April 27, 2017
With less money from the state and bounced-check funds drying up, Oklahoma district attorneys are turning to issuing tickets and putting people on probation through their offices – activities typically left to police, counties and the Department of Corrections.
Their newest effort that yields revenue is to crack down on uninsured drivers using a system that scans the license plates of hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans on roadways every year.
In March, the District Attorneys Council, which coordinates state funding for Oklahoma's 27 district attorneys, recommended a vendor to provide aut...