front-facing stock photo of a police cruiserAllegedly failing to pay his Highway Traffic Act fines landed an Athens man in Ontario Provincial Police and Kingston Police cells Wednesday night.

The man first met the Kingston Police while being stopped for failing to signal a turn on Feb. 24, 2012 at Hamilton and Chatham streets, Const. Steve Koopman, media relations for Kingston Police, said. Speaking to the man at approximately 8:30 p.m., he verbally identified himself to officers. Searching his name on the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database, they found he had a suspended driver’s licence for failing for pay Ontario Highway Traffic Act fines from 2009.

On Wednesday, Kingston Police were called to the Loyalist Detachment of the OPP where the man was being held after being stopped and arrested by Napanee OPP. During their traffic stop, OPP officers also search the man on CPIC and found there was a committal warrant for his arrest for the unpaid fines.

At approximately 2 a.m., the man was handed over to KPF custody. The 46-year-old man was lodged in cells until a bail hearing on Thursday.

Source: The Kingston Whig Standard