Police charge Rocky man who blocked speed camera
A VIRAL internet campaign encouraging people to park their cars behind speed traps has led to a Rockhampton man being charged with obstructing and disobeying police.
A man parked his car in front of a speed camera in North Rockhampton, according to police, then when asked to move on, told officers it had broken down.
He then refused to allow police check the car's roadworthiness.
The man's alleged shenanigans earned him two charges and an order to face Rockhampton Magistrates Court today.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said police were aware of a group encouraging people to block speed cameras.
"People might think that this is just a bit of fun, but it is actually dangerous and putting innocent Queensland lives at risk," he said.
"Obstructing the view of a speed camera is stupid, selfish and achieves nothing except allowing a speeding driver get away with putting other lives at risk."
Anyone else who attempts to do the same thing will risk the same fate, he said.
"We take a really dim view of anyone who tries to obstruct us in our mission to keep Queenslanders safe on the roads," he said.