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Burnaby RCMP nab 10 unlicensed drivers in one night

'That’s 10 in Burnaby alone. Think of the rest of the Lower Mainland,' says media spokesperson
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A vehicle is towed in Burnaby Sunday during an enforcement blitz targeting unlicensed drivers.

Police in Burnaby were a little taken aback by how many unlicensed drivers they managed to catch during an enforcement blitz Sunday night.

Burnaby RCMP’s traffic team was out targeting drivers making their way into Burnaby, according to spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj.

Over the course of a few hours, they caught 10 without valid licences.

“It still blows my mind, 10 people,” Kalanj said. “And it wasn’t like they spent a 12-hour shift doing this...That’s 10 in Burnaby alone. Think of the rest of the Lower Mainland.”

Kalanj also noted the enforcement was conducted on a Sunday night when there aren’t as many vehicles on the road.

In all, the officers handed out 27 tickets.

Two drivers were slapped with indefinite driving bans after being caught repeatedly driving without licences, according to Burnaby RCMP.

Several vehicles were towed.

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