A driver has been jailed for three months after fitting an illegal jamming device to stop speed cameras identifying his vehicle.
Michael Twizell, 58, of Low Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was sentenced at York Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice. He was also fined £1,500.
North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation after Twizell went past a police speed camera van in his BMW 3 Series on the A658 near Harrogate last February. The camera operator spotted an error code on the equipment and officers discovered that a device that illegally interfered with the camera had been fitted to the front of Twizell’s car.
After the case, PC Andy Forth, of the Traffic Bureau Investigations team for North Yorkshire Police, said: “To use a device which is capable of interfering with police speed measurement is clearly, as shown today, a very serious matter.
“North Yorkshire Police will continue to Investigate similar allegations when people use these devices to interfere with the normal course of justice. I advise anyone who may have a similar device fitted to their vehicle to think about the consequences of using such a device and strongly recommend that they remove it from their vehicle to avoid a future prosecution.”