Something’s not right. Coquitlam RCMP seized a forged license plate sticker off a van in June, 2019.
Can you tell the difference?
— CQ RCMP (@cqrcmp) September 19, 2019
“We’ve seen fake IDs and we’ve seen stolen plates, but this is taking it a bit too far” reads the tweet.
Police found the van after an alert citizen called to report the vehicle as suspicious.
“We’re used to hearing creative excuses for people trying to get out of a ticket, but I’d love to have heard this driver’s explanation,” says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP.
“This particular van was unoccupied when we found it and had multiple drivers associated to the vehicle. Had we stopped it while it was moving the driver would have faced some serious consequences”.
Here are the fines associated with using a forged license plate sticker:
- No insurance (or expired insurance): Motor Vehicle Act, 24(3)(b) with a fine of $598.00
- Alteration and use of fictitious number plates or documents: MVA 74(1) and a court date
- Forgery: Criminal Code section 366(1) and a court date
The real question is whether or not this offence is worse than a driving while eating ramen.
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