A traffic blitz in the south end saw about two dozen tickets handed out.
The Ottawa Police Service conducted an Automatic Licence Plate Reader blitz on Leitrim Road Tuesday morning.
Sergeant Mark Gatien tweeted the results of the 90 minute blitz, which saw five people busted for using their cell phones.
Police also handed out tickets for expired tags, tinted licence plate covers and other miscellaneous charges.
We are parked on the side of Leitrim Rd with the ALPR. Looks like a cell phone user thought they were smarter than us and put phone down as they passed us. But we had a motorcycle slowly going past the stopped traffic on the shoulder that he did not notice. pic.twitter.com/5uxKtrhIlN— Sgt Mark Gatien (@gatienmc) June 19, 2018
Still doing ALPR on a very busy morning commute road. To get out of the direct sun. Some of the guys are standing under the tree/bush here. Picked off 4 cell phones so far because they did not see us and thought we were further ahead with the others they could see. $490— Sgt Mark Gatien (@gatienmc) June 19, 2018
The results of the ALPR blitz on Leitrim Rd this morning. In 1.5 hrs the results are. 5 cell phones, 1 unlicensed driver, 12 expired val tags, 4 heavily tinted plate covers, 4 misc charges. @TheBeardedCop #ottnews pic.twitter.com/soZskNyeW9— Sgt Mark Gatien (@gatienmc) June 19, 2018