FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- A soccer tournament official in Ohio says hundreds of speeding tickets issued last year through a mobile speed camera are partly to blame for low registration for this year's event.
The JournalNews of Hamilton reports (http://bit.ly/y4GQtK ) that the Mid- American Soccer Classic director says 906 tickets were issued for drivers caught by the camera on the Hamilton road leading into the Fairfield site.
Director Ann Yungbluth says more than 500 teams had registered for the tournament by this time last year. Only about 400 had registered by last Wednesday for this year's April event.
The Hamilton police chief last year said he didn't know about the tournament and later ordered the tickets canceled.
But Yungbluth says the ticketing appears to have had lasting effects on this year's registration.
Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton, http://www.journal-news.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=jnfront?jnfront