A 33-year-old man was busted Friday morning for driving when he wasn't suppose to, as he was a 'prohibited driver'.
"What that means is, he's done enough offenses driving that they've revoked his license, and they prohibited him under the Criminal Code, so it's not so much a provincial statute that he's not allowed to drive, it's actually a Criminal Code prohibition. So and if he does drive, it becomes a crime," explained Chief Jamie Blunden with the Weyburn Police Service.
He said the man was caught through simple technology, as their Combined Traffic Safety officer's automatic license plate reader (ALPR) flagged his plate.
"Any information and all information that's attached to that license is sent back to the officer in the car," Blunden noted. "In this instance, if there's something that's out of the ordinary, such as unregistered, prohibited driver, anything associated to that, that driver will pop up on the screen and will give you an alarm to let you know that there's something wrong with that one."
He added the person was arrested and charged for driving while prohibited and vehicle equipment violations.