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Pee Dee police oppose bill to outlaw license plate readers

License plate data collector may go away for authorities

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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:36 pm | Updated: 10:39 am, Sun Jan 13, 2013.

COLUMBIA/FLORENCE, S.C. – Area law enforcement officials say they are opposed to a proposed ban on the use of automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) systems.

ALPR technology digitally photographs a vehicle license plate and records the date, time and location it was encountered. It then instantly searches a national database of stolen license plates, stolen vehicles, suspended or out-of-date plates and plates associated with wanted individuals or Amber Alerts.

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