Motorist takes anger out on photo radar operator
By: Staff Writer
5/01/2010 12:00 PM | Comments: 49
WINNIPEG — A frustrated motorist caught by a photo-radar camera faces charges of uttering threats to kill.
Winnipeg police said they've arrested a 24-year-old man who threatened a photo radar operator Dec. 17.
Police said the man was allegedly speeding on Hamilton Avenue near Knox Street when he triggered a photo-radar camera.
The man returned to the unit, threatening the operator and pounding and kicking the operator's vehicle and attempted to tamper with the photo radar equipment.
Although the motorist eventually left, police were able to track him down and arrest him.
In addition to facing a charge of uttering threats to kill, the 24-year-old man will also be charged with intimidation of a justice official.
Police said the man was released on a promise to appear in court.