Party on the Rock: NL cops grab ATV and 4Runner villain
Police on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland had their hands full earlier this week, with an ATV driver and an SUV driver on the same day. Both machines were summarily transported in the back of a flatbed truck.
According to a press release issued by the Western RCMP Traffic Department, officers were conducting checks in the Stephenville area when they stopped a man who was operating an ATV on the roadway. Upon closer examination, it was discovered that he did not have insurance or license plates on his Can-Am rig, nor was he wearing a helmet. Here’s the kicker – he’s also accused of having $ 7,500 in overdue fines. He received a notice to appear in court later this year to respond to the charges.
As for the other type, a vehicle was pulled over that was described by cops as an “older model SUV”, but which is clearly a 2nd generation 4Runner. The vehicle was uninsured and the driver, a 42-year-old man from the Port-au-Port area near Stephenville, received a ticket and the machine was taken away. A glance at the attached photo reveals a 4Runner with no shortage of off-road modifications, including what looks like a large jeezly tailpipe just behind the passenger side rear door. Unique bumpers and square tubular steel roof rack add to the Mad Max vibe.
Elsewhere in the region that same day, as many as six drivers were charged with speeding, one for not wearing seat belts, and a number of vehicles were ticketed for other traffic code violations. road. A total of seven drivers received vehicle inspection notices, thanks to officers suspecting the machines had modifications that did not meet provincial standards for street operation. In other words, they may have had aftermarket lights, an exhaust, or some other inappropriate mod that hit the gendarmes.