Police charge motorist with weapons offenses after traffic stop in Waterloo
Region of Waterloo, Ontario – Members of The Waterloo Regional Police Service Traffic Services Unit (TSU) charged a motorist with weapons offenses after a traffic stop in Waterloo.
On February 10, 2022, at approximately 1:15 p.m., police stopped a Ford motor vehicle in the area of Bridgeport Road East and Devitt Avenue North.
After investigation, it was determined that the driver was driving the vehicle while prohibited. The vehicle had a faulty brake system, unauthorized plates and was uninsured.
A search of the vehicle revealed a rifle and ammunition, which were seized.
The driver, a 30-year-old man from Guelph, was charged with several offences, including:
- Operating the means of transport when it is prohibited
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Use plate not permitted for motor vehicles
- Faulty braking system
- Owner Operator of a Motor Vehicle – No Insurance
Following the charge of using a means of transport when it was prohibited, the man’s vehicle was impounded for 45 days.
Occupancy: 22-039384 (959)
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