Laval driver charged for obstructing police

OPPSaturday, December 19th, a 33-year-old man from Laval, Quebec was charged by Chatham-Kent OPP with four offences.

Just before noon, a Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint of a KIA Forte traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Highway 401.  An officer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop westbound near Charing Cross Road.

The officer believed that the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages.  A roadside test was completed which resulted in a warn-range suspension.

According to police, it was discovered later that the driver of the vehicle provided the officer with a false name and date of birth.  The driver’s licence was suspended and he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

As a result, the driver has been charged with the following: obstructing police, speeding, novice drive - B.A.C. above zero and driving under suspension.

The driver is scheduled to appear in a Chatham court on January 26th.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for any incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the nearest police authority.

Those who want to remain anonymous, may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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