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Tag readers help law enforcement

Sumter Co. Deputy Donald Williams Sumter Co. Deputy Donald Williams
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

 Sumter County sheriff's officials says their tag readers continue to help them make the streets safer.

The readers have already helped deputies stop 10 drivers this month.

They catch expired tags insurance violations stolen cars and can even catch drivers who have outstanding warrants.

"That tag reader will actually read up to 6,000 tags an hour. There's no way in the world that I could take that radio and read 6,000 tags an hour and call them all in to dispatch," said Sumter Co. Deputy Donald Williams.

The tag readers cost about $25,000, and the sheriff's office hopes to purchase another set soon. 

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