Haliburton Highlands OPP is using a new license plate recognition tool and they’ve already had success. It’s a new cruiser full of external cameras that automatically scan and check license plates and notifies the officer when there’s a positive hit.

Last week, two drivers were pulled over as a result, and one 54 year-old Highlands East resident is facing six charges:

  • Driving a Motor Vehicle without a license
  • Using plates not authorized for the vehicle
  • Operating a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Impaired driving
  • Operating a vehicle with over 80 mgs
  • Possession of contraband cigarettes

The new cruiser will rotate throughout OPP Central Region detachments.