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About 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 14, a 25-year-old man with $25,000 in outstanding fines is caught driving an ATV in the area of Pippy Place and Kenmount Road.

He is charged with driving while prohibited and is issued several summary offence tickets for several offences under the Highway Traffic Act and is released to appear in court at a later date.

Is it just me or is something completely wrong with this picture?

The story should have read: 25-year-old idiot with $25,000 in outstanding fines has ATV confiscated, driver’s licence permanently revoked, and is immediately imprisoned for two and a half years without question.

When is the RNC and the court system actually going to do something about these people?

What a joke!

Al Latham

St. John's    

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  • Cashin Delaney
    February 21, 2014 - 04:49

    HAHAHA! You are a natural joker!! "About 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 14...." crime of the century! You started off like you were Truman Capote! I got a joke for you. Did you hear the one about the PATRIOT who stayed up all night watching for victimless crime while his victimizing contemporaries in the manner of Drover and Thistle are out mowing people down to suit their rage and alcohol habit? Hey Weird Al Latham, this ain't Gotham, and you ain't no friggin’ 'Batman of Traffic Fines', go lie down, and if you can't lie down, then pace the floor over VICTIM-BASED CRIMES like robbery, theft, assault, abuse. Will you settle for the title of Joker (can't call you Batman if you only stand up for money and not victims, now can we?), or will you just call it a career on the real-life superhero fantasy? The daybed awaits.

  • Dee
    February 20, 2014 - 10:20

    Yes Al you are so right if these people got car,trucks,ATV,s to drive then they have income from somewhere,its time to detach their wages if they have it,if they don't have wages then they have Welfare,GST/HST,pensions,they are all not at home selling dope they are still getting some kind of income...Time To Detach Wages impound their cars etc auction it of towards their fines..