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Posted: Sunday, November 28, 2010 6:36 pm | Updated: 5:38 pm, Thu Jan 24, 2013.

Both the Charlottesville and Albemarle County police departments have quietly started using a controversial new technology that allows specially equipped patrol cars to read and record every license plate they pass.

City officers have been using the equipment since summer, said Lt. Ronnie Roberts. The county program rolled out earlier this month, scoring its first hit last week, said Cpl. Sean Hackney.

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