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LAFAYETTE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Some of the 5,800 people who owe at least $125 in traffic camera citations could soon find themselves sued by Lafayette Consolidated Government.

Lafayette City-Parish Attorney Mike Hebert told the council Tuesday that attorneys could start filing lawsuits in the next 30-60 days against motorists cited within the past three years who owe $125 or more in traffic camera fees.

Lafayette has a contract with Redflex Traffic Systems to operate its traffic camera program.

More than $3 million in unpaid citations is owed to LCG since the beginning of the program in 2007.

The council voted to amend its contract with Redflex so that the company will pay 40 percent of the court costs involved in suing those with unpaid citations

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