Vancouver Police say distracted driver with 14 violations is ‘now prohibited from driving’

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  • xanth18

    My concern is that they gave him his license back THIRTEEN TIMES?! C’mon… people in our justice system need to smarten up. This man is lucky he didn’t kill someone. Ridiculous.

    • dirtyKIMCHI

      Umm .. it was a woman that had these infractions, not a man.

    • KBalaz

      not that it really matters but he is a she

  • h2oflyer

    How many times will she now be caught driving while disqualified. She is one of the well monied people in Vancouver who don’t care about anyone else.

    • Kyolux

      She probably makes more money than it cost her breaking the law.

    • TheShinraCorp .

      Hopefully it’ll lead to an arrest for driving without a valid license. Not sure what it is in BC, but BC has the WORST drivers in Canada. I thought Quebec was bad but I’ve been to BC before and holy crap, they skip stops, cross red lights and now this person here doesn’t know when to NOT USE THE GOD DAMN PHONE.

    • Travis (Barrhaven)

      You should see Barrhaven, Ontario. The roads are pretty lawless here too. It’s bad everywhere. People just don’t care, and as long as they can justify their bad driving and remain oblivious to it, and as long as they have people defending it, it’ll remain status quo.

      Caring shouldn’t start after sending someone to the hospital or the morgue.

  • Lou Wasserman

    she looks like a perfect potential political candidate….

  • vn33

    Her next citation will be … driving without a valid license!!

  • Brownstar

    It was the Richmond RCMP, not VPD. They are two different police forces.

    • Desi Jatt

      It involved the Richmond RCMP with 12th Ticket and then the 13th & 14th invloved VPD. So they both had interaction with this lady. Richmond RCMP made it Public on Social Media and then VPD a few days later made it Public on Social Media.

  • Garrett Cooper

    Not sure what the penalty is for driving with a suspended/revoked license, but I hope it lands her in jail. Maybe then she’ll understand the severity of it. Although I’m sure she’ll just bail herself out as per usual.

  • HelloCDN

    Not surprised. VPD is extremely inefficient – instead of catching serious offenders like her and others who stupidly use their phone while driving, they prefer hiding in the bushes during a bumper-to-bumper traffic, where cars are “moving” at 1km/h.

  • Roger

    Only in B.C.? So she can move to another province and do the same thing? BTW, I still see so many people who talk on the phone while holding the phone to their ear. Why?? Ever heard of bluetooth or speakerphone?

  • FlamesFan89

    “which is one of the lowest levys in the Canada”

    Levies perhaps?
    the Canada???

  • MoYeung

    Isn’t this old news? Already posted before?

    • MoYeung

      In other news,

      Inside Halton News

      Man wearing uniform and body armour arrested for allegedly impersonating police officer in Oakville

      Thu., Mar 17, 2016 | By David Lea

      Man wearing uniform and body armour arrested for allegedly impersonating police officer in Oakville

      Man wearing uniform and body armour arrested for allegedly impersonating police officer in Oakville

      A 48-year-old St. Catharines man is facing charges for allegedly impersonating a police officer in Oakville.

      On Wednesday at around 11:20 a.m., Halton police observed a man dressed like a police officer and driving what appeared to be a police vehicle in the vicinity of the Cross Avenue Tim Hortons.

      They described the man as a white male, 5-foot-11, with a heavy build. He was dressed in a dark blue uniform, body armour and a police style duty belt which contained bear spray and handcuffs.

      Police say he was operating a black 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police interceptor that had a police spotlight on the front driver side pillar and an internal light package with illuminating amber and red lights attached to the front and rear windows.

      Police say an investigation soon led to the discovery that the man was not a police officer.

      An arrest was made.

      Peter Hunt, 48, of St. Catharines is charged with two counts of personating a peace officer.

      Police say Hunt is currently facing similar charges with the Ontario Provincial Police.

      Anyone with information is asked to contact the Halton police at 905-825-4747, ext. 2250, or Halton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

    • MoYeung

      York police charge Vaughan man with impersonating cop

      A text-and-drive vigilante pulled the woman over, claimed he was an officer, and threatened her with a $500 ticket
      Published on Jan 18 2016
      Evelyn Kwong
      STAFF REPORTER

      A Vaughan man has been arrested for impersonating a police officer after a female driver was pulled over for texting and driving by a man driving a grey Toyota SUV who claimed to be an officer last Friday.

      According to York Regional Police, around 3:30 p.m., after a female driver noticed she was being followed by a grey SUV. That vehicle and its male motorist pulled up next to her in traffic on Dufferin St. near Steeles Ave. That man then rolled down a window, and shone a flashlight into the woman’s car.

      The woman believed the man was wearing a police jacket, and she rolled down her window, and he told her that he was a police officer, began yelling at her for texting and driving and threatened to give her a $500 ticket, York police say.

      When traffic started moving, the woman drove off northbound and the interaction ended.

      During the interaction, a nearby officer from York Regional Police on a separate investigation saw a portion of what happened and felt it was suspicious. The officer was able to catch up with the woman who then told him what happened.

      After investigation, YRP arrested and charged a man, 58, with impersonating a police officer on two separate occasions.

      Steven Boan is to appear in a Newmarket court Feb. 11.

    • Travis (Barrhaven)

      MoYeung: You have defended this woman in the past, and on many occasions, on many news stories you’ve gone off on tangents in the comments as you’ve done here, mentioning all sorts of other stories almost like you’re trying to divert people’s attention from the principal story. I’m not sure what you’re trying to accomplish, but it sure is strange.

    • h2oflyer

      A very unhappy immigrant looking for a political outlet.

    • MoYeung

      Thanks to all those human rights abuses written by you.

    • h2oflyer

      When you abuse Canada, you abuse all Canadians….Thats human rights abuse.

    • MoYeung

      I can abuse Canada with what? I have trillions of nuclear weapons? Go see a medical doctor, man.

    • h2oflyer

      You really are stupid. You abuse with words..that’s verbal terrorism. You should be reported to the authorities.

    • MoYeung

      Go seek psychiatric help.

    • MoYeung

      I just happened to come across those other stories.

      I don’t think “distracted driving” is right.

      She got tickets, end of story.

      But the comments written here, that’s another story.

      They want to persecute someone with punishment not matching the crime.

      That’s lynch-mob mentality. You want to do that, sure. Just do it equally EVERYONE.

    • h2oflyer

      You shouldn’t be here throwing around your political opinion if you believe banning her from driving is unjust punishment.

      The comments written are directed towards her stupid and dangerous texting and driving.

      I’m guessing you are a visa student flexing his immigrant brain by practicing political outrage at anything against your heritage and culture.

    • MoYeung

      Political opinion? Go back to school and learn the words again.

  • Mike

    It took 14 times to ban from driving. What the hell is wrong with you BC?

  • somebody else

    It should be three strikes, in ALL provinces and cities. Then you’re OUT.
    TOO many accidents, too many people killing/injuring others. A vehicle weighs a won almost (or two), a bike weighs a hundred or less pounds (as light as 10!). Factor in the math if two cyclists collide. Now two vehicles.