Electronic tickets coming to DeSoto Co.

By The Associated Pres

HERNANDO — DeSoto County sheriff’s deputies will soon be using an electronic online ticketing and streaming data system accessed by swiping a driver’s license through a credit card-like device.

Sheriff Bill Rasco will be getting at least 60 card readers.

The devices are compatible with the department’s cruiser or motorcycle computers and will allow for the reading of both barcodes and the magnetic stripe information on newer drivers’ licenses.

Rasco tells The Commercial Appeal that printers are part of the package, too, for onsite citations to motorists.

Also with the eCitation system, county justice court clerks will no longer will have to manually enter ticket information.