Brookfield Joins Ticket Program


The Town of Brookfield has opted to take part in the state’s Ticket Diversion Program.

At last week’s Town Board meeting, Town Supervisor Loren Corbin said the program benefits both drivers and the town. Drivers can follow a set procedure to get their traffic ticket settled and one-third of the revenue will go to the town.

Under the program drivers charged with a traffic violation pay $200 per violation for infractions such as speeding. For violations involving cell phones the fee to participate is $400.

Drivers then have 45 days to take a six-hour class online. Once the class is done the ticket is dismissed and there is no violation that shows up on the driver’s record.

The program does not apply to traffic accidents, misdemeanors or felonies. A driver pleads not guilty when using the program.

Brookfield’s participation is part of Madison County’s agreeing to implement the program. It is run through the District Attorney’s office, which also receives one-third of the fee, along with Madison County.

Drivers do not have to appear in court where the violation…

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