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Camera catches P.E.I. man with stolen licence plate

Charlottetown Police Service Deputy Chief Brad MacConnell says the force is now using licence plate recognition cameras on one of its vehicles in an effort to make roads safer. It’s part of a pilot project for now. A decision on whether the technology could become permanent might be made a year from now.  ©THE GUARDIAN
Charlottetown Police Service Deputy Chief Brad MacConnell says the force is now using licence plate recognition cameras on one of its vehicles in an effort to make roads safer. - Dave Stewart
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A camera that automatically ran a licence plate cost a P.E.I. man $200 after it found the plate was stolen.

Dean Joseph Paquet, 35, recently appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to possessing stolen property.

Crown attorney Lisa Goulden told the court that on June 6, Paquet drove by a mounted camera that checked the licence plate on his vehicle and found the plate was stolen.

Douglas fined Paquet $200. 

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