UK: 67-Year Old Man Sentenced to 8-Months for Having a Laser Jammer and Flipping Off Police
North Yorkshire Police department bragged about making their streets safer after throwing a 67-year-old man in jail for 8 months for “perverting the course of justice.”
North Yorkshire police tweeted: “Top tip: If you want to stay out of trouble, don’t do what this driver did and swear at our mobile safety cameras while driving past in a car fitted with a laser jammer. Today he’s beginning 8 months in jail for perverting the course of justice.”
Top tip: If you want to stay out of trouble, don’t do what this driver did and swear at our mobile safety cameras while driving past in a car fitted with a laser jammer. Today he’s beginning 8 months in jail for perverting the course of justice.
According to the official North Yorkshire Police website:
A company director who fitted a laser jammer to his Range Rover and made rude gestures as he drove past police safety cameras has been jailed.
Timothy Hill, 67, threw the device in a river behind his home in Grassington when he found out that officers had launched an investigation.
But today he was jailed for eight months at Teesside Crown Court and banned from driving for a year for perverting the course of justice.
Hill drove past North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera vans on the A19 near Easingwold, Thirsk and Crathorne on three occasions in December.
On all three occasions, he was photographed gesturing at the camera with his middle finger. Police also detected a laser jammer on his white Range Rover.
The judge who jailed Hill said such actions “strike at the heart” of the justice system and his sentence must act as a deterrent to others.
It’s good to know the UK police will eagerly jail a 67-year-old man for having a laser jammer in his car while giving a robot the middle finger.
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