17th October 2018
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Police warn against flashing laser pens at passing motorists

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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.”

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2 comments

  1. Joe Johnson

    If the police catch the idiots who are doing this, I hope the court will throw the book at them. That is so dangerous shining laser pointers at moving vehicles. I’m sure whoever is doing this would not find it funny if he or she ended up being responsible for a accident which resulted in someone dying. Whoever is doing this GROW UP!

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  2. Lorna McKay

    This happened to me not long ago, I notified the police and they confiscated the lazer pen off of the kids that were doing it. They couldn’t of been much older than 15, the police should take the kids home and explain to them and the parents how dangerous it can be.

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