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Driver gave false name after impaired stop, police say

Suspended driver facing eight charges following a traffic stop on Regent Street
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A traffic stop on Regent Street on Sunday led to a woman’s arrest for impaired driving and numerous other charges after police said she gave them a false name.

The traffic stop occurred on Dec. 3, just before 9 a.m. A West Nipissing Ontario Provincial Police officer pulled over the vehicle on Regent Street.

“The driver was a suspended driver and provided police with a false name,” OPP said. “The driver was arrested for impaired driving.”

Police said a search of the vehicle turned up credit cards and a small amount of drugs suspected to be cocaine and methamphetamine.

A 34-year-old Sudbury woman is charged with:

  • Personation with intent to avoid arrest, prosecution or obstruct justice (Identity fraud)
  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance- two counts
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 - in Canada
  • Possession of a credit card
  • Possess - credit card data
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Driving while under suspension

She was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury on Jan. 17. The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.