Driver pulled over in Canal Fulton had 17 license suspensions

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 17:40:37-04

Police pulled over a driver in Canal Fulton Friday afternoon, later learning his driver's license had been suspended 17 times already.

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Around 2 p.m. the driver — 36-year-old Gary Mckeown — was stopped on State Route 93 for not having a front license plate. When Mckeown noticed the officer, police say he pulled into a parking lot in hopes of switching drivers. 

The officer pulled in behind the car and Mckeown acted as though he was tightening the load that was on top of his vehicle, police said. 

During the investigation, police learned Mckeown had 17 suspensions and was on parole for aggravated robbery. Authorities said there also might have been a marijuana cigarette in the ash tray. 

Mckeown was cited for driving with a suspended license and no front plate. His wife was cited for wrongful entrustment of a motor vehicle for allowing Mckeown to drive her vehicle without a valid license.

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