Man seen in car despite $19,560 unpaid on driving-related fines

Steve Sharratt comment@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on March 5, 2016

RCMP cruiser

Ryan George Keefe has been advised he can’t even drive a lawnmower

GEORGETOWN – A man who has ignored driving prohibitions for more than a decade has been advised he can’t even drive a lawnmower.

Ryan George Keefe was spotted pulling into the Irving gas station in Souris on Feb. 12 and entering the building. That’s where a police officer handed him a ticket under the Highway Traffic Act for driving while disqualified. In fact, Keefe has been disqualified from driving indefinitely after his licence was suspended 10 years ago.

Provincial court was told he also owes $19,560 in unpaid fines for driving-related charges.

The accused told Chief Judge Nancy Orr he was working on a payment plan of $10 a month and was fined $300 and placed on probation for two years.