Woman caught driving despite multiple suspensions
Jul 05 2012
A woman who Saanich police describe as an “unrepentant” prohibited driver has once again been pulled off the road.
Police caught up to the 27-year-old Saanich resident last week at the corner of Blanshard Street and Tolmie Avenue, where a routine check of her licence plate by an officer in a patrol car revealed it didn’t match up with the Dodge Ram she was driving.
The officer identified the driver and found that she had eight driving suspensions on her record. On top of that, she is suspended from driving until March 2013 because of an impaired-driving conviction in March.
The woman has a history of driving offences dating back to 2007.
“She was arrested and is facing a count of driving while prohibited,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. He said it is a criminal charge, rather than a charge under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Jantzen said the woman hasn’t had a licence for a number of years.
In addition to the criminal charge, the woman was ticketed for not having a licence, not having insurance and for driving contrary to restrictions. Those restrictions included having an ignition-interlock device to measure the level of alcohol in her body.
The ticket fines total over $1,000.
“We see things like this on an all-too-frequent basis where people just drive regardless of outstanding court orders,” Jantzen said.
The truck was towed and impounded.