On April 26, an officer from Bay Roberts RCMP was conducting traffic enforcement in the Makinsons area when he noticed a male driver and female passenger in a vehicle pull over and switch seats after they saw the police car.
officer conducted a traffic stop and found that the male passenger who had been driving had a suspended licence. The man, who was also found to have $8,400 in fines, was issued a ticket.
An extended investigation into the matter revealed that the insurance card produced to police at the traffic stop was not valid. Further checks indicated that the policy had been cancelled. Subsequently, both occupants of the vehicle were served tickets for operating a vehicle without valid insurance.
Bay Roberts RCMP reminds motorists that officers have the ability to check the validity of the insurance card produced.