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Brockville police lay multiple charges after vehicle stop for traffic infractions turns suspicious

Brockville Police – Photo via Brockville Police Facebook

In the early hours of March 3, 2024, Brockville police officers conducted a routine vehicle stop on George Street due to traffic infractions.

In a media release police say they found a 38-year-old male driver accompanied by a female passenger asleep in the back seat of the vehicle, who was not wearing a seat belt. The driver, displaying signs of nervousness, allegedly provided false identification to the officers and failed to produce required documents or answer basic questions. Police say drug paraphernalia was visible inside the vehicle, leading officers to suspect the driver was under the influence of substances.

When asked to undergo a roadside breath test, the driver refused and fled the scene, prompting a brief pursuit by officers. However, due to concerns for public safety, the pursuit was terminated. Further investigation revealed the identities of both individuals, uncovering that the male driver was under a court order prohibiting contact with the female passenger, stemming from previous safety concerns.

Then on March 4, 2024, the driver was apprehended by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in an unrelated matter.

He was then arrested and transferred to the custody of the Brockville Police Service for a bail hearing. The driver faces charges including failure to comply with a court order, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading police, obstructing justice, refusal to undergo a breath test, and multiple violations of the Highway Traffic Act.

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