Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Lifestyles
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Saskatchewan court kicks speeding conviction to the curb over radar accuracy

REGINA - Saskatchewan's top court is setting aside a man's speeding conviction because there wasn't proof that tuning forks on a radar unit were tested for accuracy.

The Court of Appeal says there was no evidence the tuning forks an RCMP officer used to test the radar unit were vibrating at the proper frequency when he pulled over Peter Abrametz in September 2007.

The constable reported that Abrametz's vehicle was going 135 kilometres an hour on Highway 11 between the towns of Duck Lake and Rosthern.

The appeal judges say the most important fact was that at trial, the officer agreed it was essential for the court to know whether the tuning forks worked properly.

They also say the trial judge made a mistake by not giving weight to the officer's admission that he wasn't trained to test the frequency of tuning forks.

The written decision means Abrametz can move forward with an appeal.

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100

Social Media