Coquitlam RCMP seize van for very obvious forged licence plate sticker

Sep 19 2019, 12:59 pm

Coquitlam RCMP is urging drivers to “avoid getting creative” when it comes to their vehicle’s licence plate.

This comes after police seized an altered licence plate off of a van with a handmade plate sticker in June 2019. It was towed from Port Coquitlam after a citizen called and reported the vehicle as suspicious.

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Forged licence plate/ Coquitlam RCMP

“We’re used to hearing creative excuses for people trying to get out of a ticket, but I’d love to have heard this driver’s explanation,” said Cpl. Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP, in a statement.

“This particular van was unoccupied when we found it and had multiple drivers associated to the vehicle. Had we stopped it while it was moving the driver would have faced some serious consequences.”

Driving with a forged licence plate can result in a fine of $598 for no insurance under the Motor Vehicle Act, and a court date.

“I’ve often been asked about the best way to avoid getting pulled over by police,” said Cpl. McLaughlin.

“There’s a simple answer; you’ll never have to worry about getting pulled over for fines or court dates if you insure your vehicle properly, display your plates correctly, and obey the law.”