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Boynton Beach dismisses hundreds of red light camera violations

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Hundreds of people caught on camera running red lights in Boynton Beach won't have to pay a fine.

The city announced Wednesday it is dismissing citations dating from July 4, 2015 to Aug 4, 2015. If you already paid a citation from a date in that range, the city will refund you.

Boynton Beach suspended it's red light camera from April to August to work out some issues. During that time, the cameras were still on and recording violations.

When the city reactivated the camera program on August 4, the system processed violations back 30 days. The law states cities have 30 days to issue a notice of violation from the day a camera catches the violation.

City leaders have now decided not to charge for violations which occurred while the program was suspended.

The city manager's office says it received complaints from people who received notices during a time the camera program was suspended. 

A police memo shows the cameras caught 1,988 violations in the month of July. It is unclear how many people received a notice of violation from July 4 to August 4.

If you've received a notice from a violation after August 4, the city is not dismissing the ticket.

The notice of violation comes with a $158 fine. 

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