Suspended driver owing excessive fines is stopped by Harbour Grace RCMP twice within three days

November 26, 2021
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release


This vehicle, operated by a suspended driver in Tilton, was seized and impounded by Harbour Grace RCMP on November 25, 2021.

A 20-year-old suspended driver, owing more than $ 7000.00 dollars in fines, was stopped by Harbour Grace RCMP twice between November 23-25, 2021.

On Tuesday, at approximately 10:20 p.m., officers on patrol in Tilton observed a speeding vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was suspended from driving and was ticketed for speeding and driving while suspended. In addition, he now faces a criminal charge of breaching a court order. The man was on conditions to stay away from one of the occupants of the vehicle. The officer used discretion in seizing the vehicle and turned it over to the owner, who was one of the passengers in the car.

On Thursday morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. the same vehicle was stopped in Tilton. It was being operated by the same suspended driver and was carrying the same occupants. The driver was again found in breach of his court order and criminal charges are pending. He was further ticketed and the vehicle was seized and impounded.

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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