A Vancouver driver could lose his car after being caught for prohibited driving. It's the fifth time he's been banned from driving this year.
The man, who's racked up four prohibited driving charges since January, was pulled over again just before 11 a.m. on Sunday.
He is now facing a fifth charge of driving while prohibited. He has more than 18 other driving violations in the past four years, including several for excessive speeding and using an electronic device, and he is facing charges for an incident earlier this year when he failed to stop for police while driving when he was prohibited, sped excessively and ran a red light.
“The VPD Traffic Section is committed to road safety,” Vancouver police Sgt. Jason Robillard said in a statement. “We want to remind these dangerous drivers that we’re out there and you will get caught.”
Robillard said the man will lose the use of his vehicle, a BMW 4 Series, for up to 60 days, and possibly permanently. The department is looking at seizing the vehicle under the province’s Civil Forfeiture Act.
Police departments can refer files to the civil forfeiture office to have assets, including property, vehicles and cash, linked to unlawful activities seized.
“It’s kind of like civil litigation,” Robillard told the Courier, noting that it’s another tool in the department’s tool box for dealing with crime in the city.