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Expired validation sticker lands teen in mess of trouble

A 17-year-old was charged for driving with a G1 license and no adult
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MEAFORD – On March 2, 2020, at 9:34 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a pick-up truck on Collingwood Street West, Meaford in Grey County, with expired validation sticker. The driver failed to produce a proper Ontario driver's licence and valid insurance for the vehicle he was operating.

Grey Bruce OPP have charged the driver of the truck, a 17-year-old from Meaford, with the following offences:   

  • Class G1 licence holder - unaccompanied by qualified driver, section 340/94 5(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Regulations  
  • Drive motor vehicle with no currently validated permit, section 7(1)(a) HTA 
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance, section 2(1)(a) Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act 
  • The accused was issued three provincial offence summons and is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.