RNC catch drivers without licence, insurance

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary caught several drivers in the St. John's-metro region Wednesday with no valid driver's licence or insurance.

Some also already had substantial unpaid fines.

• At 1:30 p.m., officers conducted a traffic safety stop in Manuels, Conception Bay South. As a result a 27-year-old man was issued summary offence tickets for driving while suspended and operating a vehicle without valid insurance. His vehicle was impounded.

• At 2:05 p.m., RNC officers conducted a traffic safety stop in the area of Torbay Road at Major’s Path, St. John’s.

As a result, a 23-year-old man was arrested and detained for court. He was charged with driving without a valid licence, no insurance, no registration and using false stickers. The man also has $ 7,000 in traffic fines owing. The vehicle he was driving was impounded by police.

• At 2: 20 p.m. officers conducted another traffic safety stop on Torbay Road and arrested a 29-year-old man who was detained for court.

He was charged with failing to appear in court on an impaired driving charge, failing to report for fingerprinting, using false vehicle stickers, using a false vehicle insurance card, failing to transfer a vehicle and driving while suspended.Police say he has $1,200 in traffic fines outstanding.

• Around 5:30 p.m., officers conducted a traffic safety stop in Long Pond ,Conception Bay South, where a 37-year-old man was arrested for traffic offences including driving while suspended and operating a vehicle without insurance.

Police say the man also had $6,300 in outstanding fines was held for court and his vehicle was impounded.

• Meanwhile, in another incident around 12:50 a.m. Thursday, officers arrested a 33-year-old man for uttering threats and assaulting a police officer. The officer did not sustain any injuries. The man was held for court.

Geographic location: Torbay Road, St. John's, Manuels Long Pond

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Recent comments

  • Dee
    April 04, 2013 - 10:09

    You would be surprised how many of these drivers hold jobs and there are some who don,t but I would like to know why the ones that hold jobs their wages are not detached if they owed child support or money to revenue Canada their wages would be detached pretty fast,leave them nothing to live on,if they hit someone like me they will have nothing to live on.

    • Danny
      April 04, 2013 - 12:43

      Dee..you do understand where you live?? These are charges that will probably never be prosecuted. Grand times for criminal scum in Nfld.

  • Steve
    April 04, 2013 - 08:52

    Could the Telegram please please report on the sentences received by these drivers who have huge fines racked up? I think people want to know what happens in these cases, or are they just allowed to ignore the law and drive until they are caught again?