Laser pen shone at Wormadale motorist

Police are investigating a report of a laser pen having been shone at a motorist who was driving on the A970 at Wormadale. The beam is believed to have come from the Nesbister area.

A Northern Constabulary spokesman said use of a laser pen in this manner was extremely reckless and could have had catastrophic consequences for the driver.

“We would urge people in possession of these laser pens 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.

“Should any member of the public have any further information on this incident, we would ask them to contact us on 01595 692110 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”


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  • Joe johnson

    • September 13th, 2012 15:48

    I really dont know why some idiot thinks its funny to shine a laser pen at a someone who is driving. That is so dangerous! Whoever it was would not be laughing if he was responsible for causing an accident resulting in the drivers death. Whoever it was, GROW UP!


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