$2K fine for Vancouver driver who used flashlights instead of headlights

Feb 24 2020, 8:40 am

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.

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.