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Written by Morphus on Thursday, 28 July 2011 08:50   

"You can't get away from it unless you don't have a tag," said Sergeant Jamison Lazenby.


And the new eyes on the road have been put to work.  The Lee County Sheriff's Office has two cruisers equipped with thee mobile license plate cameras.


Lazenby said the cameras can scan plates of cars in both directions with relative ease.


"You'll hear it and it will amaze you how often it goes off, telling you, 'tag expired, driver's license expired, person possibly wanted,'" he said.


In the past two months, this equipment is credited with 17 arrests and 27 tickets. But Deputy Persing says he often uses discretion.


"A lot of time, when a person has a suspended license, they could have warrants," he explained.


After all, the equipment scans for all sorts of red-flags - stolen cars, amber alerts and even felony getaway cars.


It also keeps a photo record of all license plates, which deputies say has helped in robbery investigations.


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