There’s artistic licence, and then there’s this driver’s interpretation of an Ontario licence plate spotted by York Regional Police (YRP) in the city of Vaughan, in the Greater Toronto Area.
According to the YRP’s Twitter account, officers found the hand-drawn plate under an opaque cover on the front of a car stopped at a R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program checkpoint. It turned out to be a not-so-close match for the real – but stolen – plate on the rear of the car. The driver was also found to be breaking the curfew that was part of his conditional release.
According to CityNews, the YRP charged the 49-year-old driver with failing to comply with a court order, possession of property obtained by crime, using a plate not authorized for the vehicle to which it was attached, and driving without a licence.
The incident isn’t quite the weirdest thing police in Ontario have seen in the last couple of years: cops in Woodstock pulled over a driver in June 2020 for their creative hot tub towing arrangement.