A new tool in the Oak Bay Police Department’s chest has paid off quickly.
Last week the department secured a new scope for spotting driving infractions from afar. Chief Ray Bernoties took to Twitter to share that the Oak Bay officers who do frequent traffic enforcement were thrilled to get the equipment.
“On their wish list was this bad boy. So today, they got it. You may see them using it – long after they’ve seen you,” he tweeted Sept. 14.
He took to Twitter two days later to highlight a $368 ticket for using an electronic device issued to a driver on Foul Bay Road, the site of two other pricey traffic stops that evening. Both of those drivers were issued excessive speeding tickets – also a $368 fine – and had their vehicles towed.
The new scope seems to be working out well. $368 for driving while distracted. 🤔 Why not just pull over to read that text? Better than having us pull you over…or pulling over after you run into someone. pic.twitter.com/Db9ET5R56o
— Ray Bernoties (@ray_oak) September 16, 2021