B.C. driver in truck with flashlights for headlights caught driving without insurance for 10th time

Posted February 24, 2020 4:48 pm Updated February 24, 2020 4:51 pm

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A Vancouver driver is facing more than £1,900 in fines after being caught with a dangerously jerry-rigged pickup truck. Police say they caught the driver near Knight Street and East 41st Avenue Sunday night, with multiple violations that were "immediately apparent."

Stopped for insecure load,further examination found flashlights being used as headlights/taillights, no insurance and failed to comply with previous inspection order!

All told £1920.00 in fines and vehicle removed from road! #RoadSafety @VancouverPD @VPDTrafficUnit pic.twitter.com/FqklBP4Q6i -- Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) February 24, 2020

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That included an insecure load, and more alarmingly, flashlights that had been rigged up to act as headlights and taillights. Photos taken by an officer on scene appear to show a bike light or head lamp pointed back into the headlight and intended to reflect outward.

B.C. driver in truck with flashlights for headlights caught driving without insurance for 10th time 0:21Surrey trailer uses a dolly in place of wheelsSurrey trailer uses a dolly in place of wheels

Police said the driver was operating the truck without insurance or a valid licence plate. READ MORE: 'Absolutely unbelievable': Surrey RCMP seek driver who used dolly to prop up a trailer

Police say the driver has nine previous convictions for driving without insurance along with multiple equipment-related offences.

Police are now speaking with ICBC to see if there is something more they can do to prevent them from driving.

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