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Nova Scotia RCMP charge man with fake international licence after stopping vehicle

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. The assistant commissioner of the RCMP in Surrey, B.C, is warning that the city's 2020 budget will negatively affect services as well as the health and wellness of its members and support staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.

Nova Scotia RCMP have charged a man after he allegedly produced a fake international licence when they stopped a vehicle.

Police say officers were conducting routine patrols in Liverpool, N.S., on Friday when they stopped a vehicle for erratic driving.

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The driver gave police an international drivers licence that they said looked “suspicious.”

An officer was able to determine the licence was a fake and that the driver of the vehicle was prohibited from driving.

The man was promptly arrested and administered the RCMP’s roadside screen device.

As a result of the incident, the driver is facing a charge of driving while prohibited under the Criminal Code.

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The driver was also served three tickets under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act. They include:

  • Displaying a fictitious licence
  • Driving a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s licence

The driver is scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court March 3 to face the prohibited driving charge.

He is also scheduled to appear March 13 to face the three offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.

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