The Kentucky Supreme Court will consider whether license plate readers can be used for traffic stops, The Courier-Journal reports. A Burlington man contends he was unlawfully arrested when his plate was caught by a tracker. A police officer followed the man, despite the fact no moving violation had been made, after it was found he failed to appear for a misdemeanor charge for writing a bad check. The man was arrested for drunken driving. The cameras can capture up to 60 plates a second, across four lanes at speeds up to 150 mph. Law enforcement officials say the readers help police identify stolen cars and find missing people, while privacy advocates believe the readers are a potential tool for mass surveillance.
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