Man jailed after giving middle finger to speed camera

A driver who flipped the bird at a traffic camera is about to be a jailbird.

A court in England has sentenced Timothy Hill, 67, to eight months in prison after he was caught using an illegal laser jammer to avoid speeding tickets.

Timothy Hill, a company director has been caged for fitting a laser to his car and brazenly sticking his middle finger up as he passed speed cameras. See Ross Parry story RPYFINGER; Timothy Hill, 67, had fitted a jammer to his flashy white Range Rover with a private licence plate so he wouldn't be caught for speeding. Teeside Crown Court heard today (mon) was caught on camera flipping the bird to cameras on three separate occasions along the A19 in December last year. But when Hill found out he was being investigated he threw the jammer into a river and told officers it couldn't have been him because he was 60 miles away. However, after being interviewed he admitted he had a jammer and was the driver flashing the finger at the mobile speed vans.

Timothy Hill, a company director has been caged for fitting a laser to his car and brazenly sticking his middle finger up as he passed speed cameras. See Ross Parry story RPYFINGER; Timothy Hill, 67, had fitted a jammer to his flashy white Range Rover with a private licence plate so he wouldn't be caught for speeding. Teeside Crown Court heard today (mon) was caught on camera flipping the bird to cameras on three separate occasions along the A19 in December last year. But when Hill found out he was being investigated he threw the jammer into a river and told officers it couldn't have been him because he was 60 miles away. However, after being interviewed he admitted he had a jammer and was the driver flashing the finger at the mobile speed vans. (SWNS)

While investigating him for the infraction, the 67-year-old was spotted behind the wheel of his Range Rover while giving the middle finger to mobile traffic cameras on three separate occasions, SWNS reports.

“If you want to attract our attention, repeatedly gesturing at police camera vans with your middle finger while you’re driving a distinctive car fitted with a laser jammer is an excellent way to do it,” the head of traffic enforcement for North Yorkshire said after the sentencing.

Hill initially denied the accusations against him, but later fessed up after admitting he’d thrown the device into a river in an attempt to avoid prosecution. He pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, but wasn’t charged with speeding since the jammer prevented police from determining how fast he was driving.