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When RNC officers pulled over a driver in St. John's for failing to stop at a stop sign yesterday afternoon, they found there was a lot more that required their attention.

The 40-year-old driver who they stopped on Lemarchant Road turned out to have over $52,000 in unpaid fines.

He was arrested for a number of offences, including driving while suspended and not having valid insurance or vehicle registration. The vehicle was also found to be sporting studded tires.

The man has been held in custody for a court appearance and the vehicle was seized.