IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, ) CIVIL DIVISION ) Plaintiff, ) ) VS ) 2378 CL 96 ) JANOS DOHANICS ) ) Defendant. ) OPINION WATSON, J. Copies mailed to: Nicole Ciafre, Esq. William F. Askin, Esq. On 11 October 1996, Officer Scott Rick of the Pine/Marshal/Bradford Woods Police Department was operating a speed timing device on a public roadway when he timed a vehicle being operated by Defendant, Janos Dohanics, traveling at a speed over ten miles in excess of the posted limit for that area of roadway. Defendant was cited for that violation and appealed to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. At trial documents evincing the accuracy of the speed timing device instantly used and the officer's proficiency in the operation of that device were offered by the Commonwealth and admitted into evidence by this court. Defendant attacked the validity of the speed timing device as it was used by Officer Rick and concluded that, as such, it could not have provided accurate results. In support thereof he offered the testimony of an individual who provided the court with mathematical calculations to that effect. We accepted the testimony of Defendant's witness and agreed that Defendant was traveling some eight miles per hour in excess of the posted limit rather than the figure put forth by the prosecution. Ergo, by our order dated 27 January 1997 we found Defendant guilty.
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