|Rick Eybel is breathing easier these days. The Niagara Falls man spent six months with more than $11,000 in fines hanging over his head after being stopped by police while riding his e-bike last November.|
His crime? A broken pedal. Police handed Eybel 4 tickets and towed his e-bike even after Eybel proved his broken pedal was being replaced. It cost him $ 360 to get his e-bike back from impound.
|Justice of the Peace Nancy Rogers-Bain agreed with Eybel's self-representation and tossed all the charges — except for one, failing to notify the Ministry of Transportation he had changed his address. That fine was for $75.|