Party on the Rock: NL cops nab ATV and a wicked 4Runner
|driving.ca 04 May 2021 at 10:22|
Police on the west coast of Newfoundland island had their hands full earlier this week, collaring an ATV rider and SUV driver on the same day. Both machines were summarily hauled off on the back of a flatbed truck.
According to a press release issued by RCMP Traffic Services West, officers were conducting enforcement in the Stephenville area when they stopped a man for operating an ATV on the roadway. Upon closer examination, he was found to have no insurance or licence plate on his Can-Am rig and was also not wearing a helmet. Here’s the kicker – he’s also alleged to have $7500 in outstanding fines. He was issued a notice to appear in court later this year to answer to the charges.
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As for the other bloke, a vehicle was stopped that was described by cops as an “older model SUV” but is clearly a sweet 2nd-gen 4Runner. The vehicle was uninsured and the driver, a 42-year-old man from the Port-au-Port area not far from Stephenville, was issued a ticket and the machine was carried away. One look at the accompanying photo reveals a 4Runner bearing no shortage of off-road modifications, including what looks like a jeezly big exhaust outlet just aft of the passenger-side rear door. The one-off bumpers and roof rack made of square steel tubing add to the Mad Max vibe .
#RCMPNL Traffic Services West conducts traffic enforcement in Stephenville, issues multiple tickets and seizes vehicles. https://t.co/RrH9lK0xXt pic.twitter.com/87k6B0MQWc
Elsewhere in the area that same day, no fewer than six drivers were charged for speeding, one for not wearing a seatbelt, plus a number of vehicles were issued tickets for other traffic violations. A total of seven drivers were issued notices for vehicle inspections, thanks to officers suspecting the machines to have modifications not keeping provincial standards for street operation. In other words, they may have had improper aftermarket lights, exhaust, or some other mod that ran afoul of the gendarmes.