Police Beat

New cameras track quarantine breaches

TOODYAY police have taken delivery of a new patrol car fitted with cameras that can automatically detect motorists who may be breaching mandatory Covid-19 quarantine restrictions.

The new British-made cameras can also automatically detect unregistered vehicles, unlicensed drivers and vehicle owners with unpaid fines or outstanding arrest warrants.

Covid-19 breaches can now be detected by local officers because State Health Department quarantine records have been linked to WA police computers.

Toodyay’s new Holden Commodore patrol car has cameras that face forwards and sideways.

It can check parked vehicles while passing through car parks as well as vehicles travelling on local roads.

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