A driver who taped flashlights to their pickup truck when the headlights burnt out received a hefty fine from the Vancouver Police Department.
Sgt. Mark Christensen tweeted that traffic officers initially pulled the driver over for having an insecure load. But once they got a closer look, they realized the driver was using flashlights instead of headlights and taillights.
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The vehicle also did not have insurance, and the driver failed to comply with a previous inspection order, Christensen said.
In all, the driver received $1,920 in fines and had their vehicle impounded.
Stopped for insecure load,further examination found flashlights being used as headlights/taillights, no insurance and failed to comply with previous inspection order! All told $1920.00 in fines and vehicle removed from road! #RoadSafety @VancouverPD @VPDTrafficUnit pic.twitter.com/FqklBP4Q6i
— Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) February 24, 2020