- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) - The Cheshire Police Department is seeking state money to set up electronic ticketing of motorists.

Police Chief Neil Dryfe says Cheshire police are looking to automate ticketing to avoid what is now a detailed, manual process.

Lt. Brian Pichnarcik says 12 cars in the department’s fleet have the technology to issue “e-tickets,” but the practice is not widely used.

He said about 70 percent of the state’s towns use the tickets in some form. No departments issue electronic warnings.

Electronic tickets are printed by laser printers attached to onboard computers in patrol cars. Officers type drivers’ license numbers and license plates into the computer, which transfers personal and vehicle information onto the ticket.

Data also are uploaded to the department’s records management system and the state’s Centralized Infractions Bureau can gain instant access.

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Information from: Record-Journal, https://www.record-journal.com

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