Man with radar detector fined

AN auto electrician found with a radar detector in his car was fined after pleading guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday.

Police pulled over Benjamin William Lambert, 22, of Thabeban, while driving near Gladstone on July 19 and charged him with one count of using a radar detector. Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens said “most police vehicles have radar detector detectors installed”, and the device sounded causing them to pull Lambert over.

The device was found under the dash where the car's fuses are kept.

“He doesn't seem to have gotten value for his money because he has been detected speeding twice in the last year,” Sgt Stevens said.

Lambert, who represented himself, said he had grown up since he committed the driving offences on his history that were tendered to the court. Magistrate Neil Lavaring fined Lambert $400 and ordered he forfeit the radar detector.

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