Man owing more than $7,000 in fines released from custody

Cory Hurley
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CORNER BROOK — A man detained after being charged with a series of Highway Traffic Act offences in Corner Brook Monday has been released from custody following an appearance in provincial court Tuesday.

Travis Watkins, 21, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s licence or a valid insurance policy after he was stopped on Woodbine Avenue.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s overnight report issued earlier Tuesday, Watkins owed more than $7,000 in traffic fines.

One of the conditions of his release was that he not operate a motor vehicle or even occupy the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle.


Geographic location: Corner Brook, Woodbine Avenue

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  • Cole
    December 03, 2013 - 17:40

    I agree. We should arrest this guy and serve the INSURANCE INDUSTRY with a $7000 fine for ripping-off drivers in the way of ridiculously high premium rates. I mean, really, who should be handcuffed here?

  • bas
    December 03, 2013 - 15:39

    this is ridiculous, something should be done. have $7000 owing and gets arrested again... there should seriously be something done about driving without insurance .. if someone hits me and doesnt have insurance and i then have to pay for the damages through my own insurance and have my own insurance go up, they better watch out !!

  • R
    December 03, 2013 - 09:31

    How is there not some way of enforcing these fines before they get racked up to that amount!?