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Sen. Lembke to Appeal Red Light Camera Ruling

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – He’s calling it the perfect storm.  The state senator who has introduced legislation banning red light cameras has, himself, received a red light camera ticket.

“I wasn’t driving it and on every notice I got in the mail, I sent back that wasnt driving” said Republican Sen. Jim Lembke, of St. Louis.

He says that argument was rejected in St. Louis Municipal Court Friday.

“I had a motion to dismiss based on the fact that I was not driving and some of the constitutional problems that I have. The idea that the ordinance is in direct conflict with state statute. the judge rejected my motion to dismiss ” said Sen. Lembke.

He told KMOX’s Mark Reardon his fight is not over: ” I’m appealing it up to the Circuit Court.”

Senator Lembke owns four cars.  One of them was caught driving through a red light on Jan. 12th.  

Lembke declined to say who was behind the wheel.  The senator is fighting this case, himself.  He has not hired a lawyer.

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