Florida attorney general asks state Supreme Court to reject red-light camera case

Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office Tuesday asked the Florida Supreme Court to reject a case about whether a South Florida city’s red-light camera program violates state traffic laws.

Motorist Lee Stein went to the Supreme Court in September after the 3rd District Court of Appeal backed the city of Aventura in the dispute — one of numerous legal fights in recent years about red-light cameras in the state.

A panel of the South Florida appeals court in June overturned a Miami-Dade County judge’s ruling against the city.

The dispute stems from Stein receiving a citation for failing to stop at a red light in 2014 and focuses on guidelines used by Aventura in deciding whether to cite motorists based on camera images.