A man from Alberta took to his Facebook page over the weekend to complain about a run in with an officer.
He was pulled over after they suspected her could be impaired. When they determined he wasn’t, the officer decided to give him a ticket for having a ‘mutilated license’. That came with a $465 fine! Who knew!?! I tried to look up a similar law in Ontario, but I couldn’t find anything.
Edmonton police released a statement on this issue:
Because of the observations of the witness, the officer had grounds to lay a careless driving charge under the Traffic Safety Act, which carries a penalty of $543 and six demerits. Upon speaking with the driver, who was cooperative, the officer used his discretion to issue a lesser fine for a cracked driver’s licence under the Traffic Safety Act Section 61(2)(a) – A person shall not mutilate, deface, alter, or falsify a document. This fine has a penalty of $465 and no demerits.”
His video has been viewed over 700, 000 times. See it below.