A 39-year-old Grande Prairie man has been charged with 90 criminal counts, after a roadside inspection in BC uncovered problems with documents validating the roadworthiness of truck-trailer units.
Rusty Ryerse, was arrested in Kelowna on Feb. 17th and returned to Alberta three days later, where he remains in custody.
The charges date back to October of last year when Alberta government vehicle safety investigators, transportation officers and the RCMP conducted a commercial vehicle inspection north of Grande Prairie, at the intersection of Highways 2 and 43.
In the case of Mr. Ryerse, inspectors discovered discrepancies between certificates issued validating the safety of vehicles and, the true state of those vehicles.
His specific involvement cannot be disclosed as the issue is before the courts but, Mr. Ryerse has been charged with 30 counts of forgery, 30 counts of uttering forged documents and 30 counts of fraud.