Burnaby RCMP fined a motorcyclist nearly $1,000 Tuesday (Aug. 18) for driving with a printed photograph of a licence plate made to look like the real thing.
Mounties Tweeted a picture of the fake plate, saying the officer who stopped the motorcyclist in traffic wrote the operator a $983 ticket.
One of our officers conducted a traffic stop on a 🏍 . Investigation revealed the licence plate was actually a photograph printed on paper.
$983 worth of fines were written.
This is quite possibly the most expensive paper plate of all time…
— Burnaby RCMP (@BurnabyRCMP) August 18, 2020
The motorist is a 37-year-old Burnaby man, media relations officer Cpl. Michael Kalanj said Thursday (Aug.20). Kalanj elaborated that the ticketing officer couldn’t find a registered insurance policy associated with the numbers on the man’s plates and that the officer discovered the forgery after pulling him over in a traffic stop that turned out to be anything but routine.
“People will try anything,” Kalanj said, qualifying that in his 13 years on the force he’s never seen or heard of a motorist driving on licence plates run off a home printer.
Kalanj said the man’s ticket included citations for not having a valid driver’s licence, driving without insurance, and driving without a valid licence plate.
The man has been assigned a court date where he will have the opportunity to dispute the ticket, Kalanj said.