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Four traffic tickets could cost new driver in Bay St. George his licence

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STEPHENVILLE, N.L. —

A 17-year-old male has been ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act for several offences on White's Road near Stephenville.

According to a press release from police, RCMP Traffic Services West was on patrol on Route 460 Wednesday when officers observed a grey mustang travelling at 106 kilometers per hour in an 80-kilometer zone, passing a pickup truck on a solid line.

Police made a traffic stop on White’s Road just north of Brook Street. An officer discovered the vehicle had not been registered since January 2018 and there was no insurance on the vehicle.

The teen was charged with exceeding the posted speed limit, overtaking a vehicle and passing on a solid line, operating an unregistered vehicle and operating a vehicle without insurance.

In addition to the tickets, the vehicle was impounded.

If convicted, the driver will accumulate 12 demerit points. New drivers can only accumulate up to six demerit points, meaning the accused could lose his driver’s licence.

In addition, these charges carry a total of $3,380 in fines.

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