2 tickets for driver who used radar detector defence
Bob Mitchell Staff Reporter
A driver's argument against a speeding ticket backfired when he produced his key piece of evidence – that his illegal radar detector hadn't gone off.
That admission cost him another ticket, Halton Sgt. Brian Carr said on Wednesday.
He was clocked at 92 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on Appleby Line using a LIDAR (Laser Speed Measuring Device), Carr said.
"The driver vehemently denied the officer had clocked him on LIDAR," he said. "He triumphantly produced a LIDAR/RADAR detector and indicated that it never activated and therefore the officer had not obtained a speed reading."
The unit was seized and the Smithville man was issued an additional ticket for possessing a speed-measuring detector. The devices are illegal in Ontario.
During their recent crackdown of a rural areas north of Dundas St. in Burlington, police issued 959 tickets and gave 362 cautions, most for speeding.