No one wants to get a ticket from the police. Doesn’t matter what it’s for; you never want to get caught doing something wrong have having to pay money for it.
Unfortunately for some people in Delta B.C. one police officer has reportedly been going around and making up tickets for people.
And according to some drivers, he told them he was helping them by doing this.
How could giving someone a ticket be helping them you ask?
Here’s one example, in 2016 Const. Byron Ritchie pulled over a woman after seeing her talking on her cell phone while driving.
But he didn’t give her a ticket for that, he gave her a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt and for not showing any insurance to him.
The unidentified female driver says that Ritchie told her that the combined total of the 2 tickets he gave her would cost less than the one for talking on a cell phone.
The woman says that she was wearing a seatbelt and did show insurance to Ritchie though.
According to a disciplinary investigation, Ritchie issued tickets for things that did not take place at least 11 times.
Ritchie denies all of the allegations that have been made against him.
A retired judge has been appointed to the case to review the evidence and make a decision on if Ritchie should be penalized.
If he is, Ritchie could have his rank reduced, be suspended without pay for 22 days and have to work for a year under close supervision.
Ritchie will not be allowed to appeal the final decision.