Apr 11th, 2011 by admin
Highway Patrol police have issued two men with heavy fines after they were caught with radar detectors in their vehicles.
The devices were found when officers stopped a Singleton man on the Putty Road and a man from Manilla, near Tamworth, on the New England Highway at Muswellbrook.
The Singleton man is alleged to have told police he purchased the radar detector on the internet from the United States.
Northern Region Traffic Coordinator, Acting Senior Sergeant, Glenn Trubody says the offence carries hefty penalties.
“Just not use, it’s even to carry a speed evasion article or a radar detector as most people know them,” he said.
“Particularly country police do have the devices fitted to their vehicles that are capable of detecting these radar detectors.
“$1346 is the current infringement penalty for it and nine demerit points off your licence.”
Obviously the guy wasn’t using a stealth radar detector (one that cannot be detected by the police)