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Police Targeting Prohibited Drivers…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Last week, an adult male known to be prohibited from driving, was observed driving near 3rd Avenue and George Street in Prince George. A member of the Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Services Section conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle.

The driver was confirmed to be prohibited from driving in the province of British Columbia and had just picked up court documents for two previous prohibited driving charges during the month of February. The man was arrested and held for court the next day. The driver was found guilty and sentenced to 14 days in jail, probation and issued a further driving prohibition.The man was arrested and held for court the next day. The driver was found guilty and sentenced to 14 days in jail, probation and issued a further driving prohibition.

In each of the last three years, police have charged and sent to court approximately 100 people for Driving while Prohibited in our community. Beginning this month, the Prince George RCMP will be targeting those persons that choose to drive despite being prohibited.

“It’s our observation that there is a higher than normal number of drivers that choose to drive in Prince George while prohibited, suspended or disqualified” says Sgt. Matt LaBelle, in charge of the Prince George RCMP Municipal Traffic Services Section. “Municipal traffic is dedicated to improving road safety, so we will be specifically targeting those persons that do not hold the privilege to drive, but choose to do so, putting other drivers at risk.”“Municipal traffic is dedicated to improving road safety, so we will be specifically targeting those persons that do not hold the privilege to drive, but choose to do so, putting other drivers at risk.”

If you have any information about persons that continue to drive despite being prohibited, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online atwww.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Written and released by Prince George RCMP

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