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NMA Reporter 2009-03-15 22:06

Two Arrested in Louisiana and Spain for Speed Camera Attacks
 
<b>Article: Two Arrested in Louisiana and Spain for Speed Camera Attacks</b>

<A HREF="http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/27/2717.asp" TITLE="Read More: Lafayette, LA speed van"><IMG SRC="http://www.thenewspaper.com/rlc/pix/lawncam.jpg" ALT= "Lafayette, LA speed van" HEIGHT="110" WIDTH="190" ALIGN="RIGHT" BORDER="1"></A>Police in Louisiana and in Spain have arrested men accused of assaulting speed cameras earlier this month. At 10:30pm on March 6, a man rammed a speed camera van in Lafayette, Louisiana. According to the <a href="http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20090310/NEWS01/903100303/1002">Lafayette Daily Advertiser</a> newspaper, Douglas A. Begnaud, 42, turned himself in to police claiming responsibility for the incident on Ambassador Caffery Parkway that left a battered automated ticketing van lying in a ditch. Begnaud apparently had parked his 2008 GMC pickup truck in front of the van, blocking its ability to ticket. A shouting match ensued with the ticket van driver who ran away after being grabbed by Begnaud. In the police account, Begnaud used his truck to slam the van into a ditch.<br><br>Begnaud now faces charges of simple battery and simple criminal damage to property and. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1000 fine.<br><br>In Malaga, Spain, a man used a hammer to smash the lens of a Calle Pacifico speed camera on March 8 at 4am. Police arrested Francisco Javier L.J., 31, accusing him of the attack because his car received the last ticket before the autommated ticketing machine was disabled, <a href="http://www.diariodecadiz.es/article/andalucia/372683/detenido/conductor/destrozo/con/una/maza/radar/le/fotografio.html">Diario de Cadiz reported</a>. Officials quickly ensured the device was repaired so it could resume ticketing. The damage was estimated at 400 Euros (US $517). <A HREF="http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/27/2717.asp#source" TITLE="Read Source: ">Source</A>


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