July 11, 2012
New digital license plate scanners have been mounted to some Albany Police cars to help catch more stolen vehicles, stolen tags and expired registrations, officials say.
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Albany police will use new $90,000 reader units to automatically scan the license plates of passing vehicles.
A new piece of technology has been deployed by the Albany Police Department that will silently scan the license plates of thousands of vehicles on city streets every day, looking for stolen cars, expired or suspended tags or expired insurance, officials say.