When a license plate is issued for a vehicle, it is intended just for use on that vehicle. For one motorist last week, it could be a costly lesson after a traffic stop. 

Deputy Police Chief Brent Van De Sype with the Weyburn Police Service said a vehicle was spotted that had some safety concerns. As a result, a traffic stop was initiated. During the course of the stop, the officer noticed that the license plate didn’t match the vehicle.  

This wasn’t the only concern that came up during the course of the stop. 

“As well, the driver of the vehicle was on release conditions not to have contact with the passenger in that vehicle, so they were charged accordingly,” Van De Sype explained.  

The driver is facing a charge under the criminal code for violating their release conditions and was also ticketed for having an unauthorized license plate on a vehicle.