Officer using his personal sound meter handed out 100 noise tickets in 2008
A former Harley-Davidson owner appealing an excessive noise ticket has told a judge that a motorcycle cop with a penchant for handing out excessive noise tickets has overstepped his bounds.
The case concerns an appeal in B.C. Supreme Court by Ian Tootill, a Harley-Davidson rider who was cited by Vancouver Const. John Bercic on Beach Ave. in 2009 for being too loud.
Tootill’s appeal of the $109 ticket contends that Bercic singled him out “arbitrarily” and that Bercic’s own personal noise meter, not police department equipment, was used to test the Harley. READ ON