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Saturday , 16 October 2021

RCMP take more uninsured drivers off the road in Lakeland

If you drive without insurance in the Lakeland the RCMP says you will eventually be caught.

On October 6, just after midnight, St. Paul Traffic Services attempted a traffic stop with an older model Ford Van that had a licence plate that didn’t match the vehicle.

According to the RCMP, the vehicle was observed pulling into a property familiar to RCMP on the South West side of Bonnyville.

The vehicle fled Southbound but was later located turning into a lease site off Highway 41.

Sgt. Sarah Parke from the Bonnyville RCMP says, “The 20-year-old female driver from Frog Lake was arrested for Flight from Police and released on an Undertaking.”

“She is charged with Flight from Peace Officer, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and four Traffic Safety Act offences including Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Licence and Display of an Unauthorized Licence Plate,” Sgt. Parke told Lakeland Connect.

The next day, on October 7 at 3:30 p.m., a suspicious vehicle was observed parked at a fast-food restaurant on the West end of Bonnyville.

The Mounties noted the licence plate did not match the vehicle.

“A traffic stop was initiated and it was determined that the vehicle was not insured or registered and the driver was suspended,” Sgt. Parke told Lakeland Connect.

The 20-year-old male driver from Bonnyville was charged with Driving While Unauthorized, having an Uninsured Motor Vehicle on a public roadway, Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Licence, and Display of an Unauthorized Licence Plate.

“The vehicle was towed and will remain seized for 30 days,” Sgt. Parke said.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!