Police warn against flashing laser pens at passing motorists
The police in Shetland have reminded people about the dangers of shining laser pointers at moving vehicles, following a report from a concerned person.
At around 9pm on Thursday the police in Brae received a report of a laser having been shone at a motorist who was driving on the A970 just after Fladdibister.
Police spokesman Barry Collard said: “Use of a laser pen in this manner is extremely reckless and such use could have catastrophic consequences for the person distracted, who in this case, was the driver of the vehicle.
“We would urge people in possession of these type of devices not to misuse them in this manner and remind people that matters such as this are taken very seriously by both the police and the courts.”