RNC arrests driver in police headquarters parking lot

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A driver was arrested Monday morning in the parking lot of RNC headquarters in St. John's for a string of traffic violations.

The 39-year-old man was arrested for failing to transfer ownership, having a false sticker on his vehicle, driving an unregistered vehicle, with no insurance and driving while suspended.

He also owed in excess of $4,000 in unpaid fines and was taken directly to court where he appeared before a judge. His vehicle was impounded.

Two other drivers were arrested Monday in the St. John's-metro region for HIghway Traffic Act violations.

On Monday, around 2:16 p.m., RNC patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on Kenmount Road.

A 38-year-old man was arrested under the Highway Traffic Act and issued tickets for: unregistered vehicle, driving without a licence, and no insurance. He also owed in excess of $52,000 in unpaid fines. He was taken directly to court and his vehicle was impounded..

Around 2 p.m. Monday, RNC patrol officers conducted another traffic safety stop in Manuels, Conception Bay South.

This stop resulted in a 37-year-old man being issued summary offence tickets for: suspended licence, unregistered vehicle and failing to transfer ownership. He owed $3,000 worth of fines, his vehicle was impounded and he was released to appear in court at a later date.

Geographic location: St. John's, Kenmount Road, Manuels

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  • sc
    October 22, 2013 - 14:59

    Wow, $52,000 in outstanding fines and no one thought that this guy ought to be made to pay them? How is it possible that, even in this province, a government can't track down these deadbeats and make them pay their fines? Is the government so wealthy that it can simply ignore such 'trivial' amounts? Or, is it simply too much like work to try to collect them? I guess it's a lot easier to lay off people in an attempt to balance the books. Oh, and before someone argues that it's impossible to get blood from a stone (or something similar), I assume that this person has some source of income that could be garnisheed, or items that could be auctioned. Perhaps someone can explain why individuals such as this should not have to pay his numerous fines? More interestingly still, is how individuals such as this can justify not paying them to the rest of us. Oh right, laws don't apply to some people.

  • gar
    October 22, 2013 - 12:51

    They should have been impounding vehicles years ago. The thing is..they can rack up fines and not pay them..$52000.00 worth as stated in this arcticle BUT they can't afford to keep paying real money for replacement vehicles if their vehicles keep getting impounded. Impound their vehicles and the problem is 75% to being solved.