Several motor vehicle act violations were detected during a traffic operation by the Sackville RCMP on September 27, 2017.
RCMP along with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure checked eastbound traffic on the TransCanada Highway for a four-hour period between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. just outside of Sackville.
Some of the infractions were no current inspection certificate, expired vehicle registration, no valid insurance and no valid driver's licence. Some vehicles were towed as a result of not being mechanically safe for the road.
As a result of the check stop, a 31-year-old man was from Midgic, N .B. was arrested for careless use of a firearm and unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle. He was released and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
The operation is part of the on-going efforts by the RCMP to make sure drivers are aware of the rules of the road and to prevent serious injuries and fatalities on New Brunswick roads.