TTAC Rewind: Driving While Canadian

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

It's Sunday rewind time again, and today's TTAC Rewind takes back a couple of years to that time when Steph detailed the bizarre case of a Canadian woman who ended up in a Georgia (the state not the country) jail for the crime of ... being Canadian.

Why would one be sent to the slammer just for possessing paperwork from the Great White North? Is this a real-life "Blame Canada"?

Read on and find out. And enjoy your weekend.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Jeanbaptiste Jeanbaptiste on Mar 26, 2023

    Ever since y’all started sending your damn geese down here we’re just been waiting for one of you to show up.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Mar 26, 2023

    You'd think cops would have an understanding of the laws they are supposed to enforce.

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    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Mar 29, 2023

      @kcflyer - no one is perfect. This was f^cked up.

  • Inside Looking Out Inside Looking Out on Mar 26, 2023

    Enforcing laws? It is so yesterday! Welcome to California!

  • Spookiness Spookiness on Mar 27, 2023

    I have heard countless stories of people not being served alcohol because their District of Columbia driver's license was refused on the grounds that international ID was not acceptable. Most people know when travelling to carry their passport as backup. I also know one person who got infraction for not displaying vehicle registration expiration stickers. DC plates say "See Window Sticker" in the place where a sticker would normally go.