It’s called Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) and it’s another weapon in the OPP’s arsenal that helps police find suspended drivers in Ontario and the Parry Sound region.

The new technology also helps track down drivers of stolen vehicles, and other vehicles with plates in poor standing.

On Friday morning, a Sudbury OPP officer patrolling in a cruiser equipped with ALPR pulled over a car the Municipality of Markstay-Warren, Ontario, located between North Bay and Sudbury.

He’ll face his charge in Sudbury court. No date has been announced

After an investigation, police charged 37-year-old Adam Shaeffer of Markstay-Warren with driving while under suspension.

Through its continued partnership with the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, The Ontario Provincial Police says Ontario roads will be much safer now that it has the ability to detect and deal with suspended drivers who continue to drive illegally.