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Man charged after driving BMW with sticker as licence plate: South Simcoe police

According to police, the car had a sticker in place of a front licence plate. South Simcoe Police / Twitter

A man from Bradford West Gwillimbury has been charged after police say he was caught driving a vehicle with a sticker as a licence plate.

According to South Simcoe police, on Sunday, a man was stopped by officers on Holland Street in Bradford.

Police say the front plate on the BMW was a sticker.

According to police, this was the fourth time the driver was stopped in connection with a front-plate offence.

Officers say the car was equipped with a real back plate.

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Police have charged the 36-year-old driver from Bradford with failing to display two licence plates.

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Police say the accused is scheduled to appear in court in September.

A spokesperson from the South Simcoe police told Global News there is a growing trend of car owners digitally scanning their licence plates to make stickers in order to avoid puncturing the front bumper of their vehicle.

Police warn residents that failing to have a second licence plate carries a fine up to $110, however, that number can increase if the suspect is summoned to court.

With files from Nick Westoll

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