- November 28, 2012 - 12:54
Note to criminals, the RCMP always get their "man"! hahahahaa way to go officer!
- Seems Odd
- November 28, 2012 - 11:33
Why on earth would you pick up a hitchhiker in this day and age? Glad the criminal was caught but in these times I would not think it safe to pick anyone up, police officer or not. Risky business.
- ha ha ha
- November 28, 2012 - 10:26
and this is news? you got to be kidding us. so what he picked up a hitch-hiker and then arrested him, but have you ever considered that maybe while he was doing that a real crime happened. WHATS THE BIG DEAL !
- November 28, 2012 - 09:57
So, an RCMP officer assisted with someone who was in the process of violating part of the Highway Traffic Act of Newfoundland and Labrador? Hitchhiking, or, soliciting a ride is illegal under section 128.3 of the HTA. It doesn't appear the officier picked him up for this, but lucked into the fact he was wanted for other things.
- November 28, 2012 - 12:09
Section 128 of the HTA deals with people using sidewalks and Section 128.3 states that no one shall "be on a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride". Roadway is defined in the HTA as: ""roadway" means the portion of a highway that is improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic, but does not include the shoulder unless the shoulder is paved..." So , a hitchhiker on the shoulder of the highway is not in violation of Section 128.3 HTA (as he is not "on a roadway"). Nice try FOGNL but a little more knowledge (or research) of the law is required before you make assinine comments.
- November 28, 2012 - 12:26
- November 28, 2012 - 13:00
So, there are no paved shoulders on the TCH near Deer Lake? Also, a quick google search turns up an article from last year based on a story out of Deer Lake: http://bit.ly/11deYCh with a quote from an RCMP officer stating that its not usually enforce, implying that it is illegal.
- November 28, 2012 - 14:30
Even when you were shown to be wrong you still want to try to make this a blackeye for the cop... Some people need to get a life.
- November 28, 2012 - 09:54
LOL. That's awesome. Good job officer!
- November 28, 2012 - 09:52
Don't ya just love stories like this.
- November 28, 2012 - 09:11
well played, officer