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St. Charles man, 20, caught driving while under suspension three days in a row

His vehicle was seized by the OPP to stop the same thing from happening again
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A 20-year-old man from St. Charles had his vehicle seized after he was caught by the OPP driving while under suspension on three consecutive days. 

Officers with the Nipissing West OPP first encountered the man June 15 at 10:20 a.m. at the intersection of King Street and Casimir Road in the Municipality of St. Charles.

The officers knew the man’s driver’s licence had been suspended, and stopped his vehicle. Police say the vehicle was not insured and the plates were not attached and were seized.

As a result, the 20-year-old driver, from St. Charles, was charged with:

  • Drive While Under Suspension (four counts)
  • Use Plate not Authorized for Vehicle
  • Drive Motor Vehicle - No Permit
  • Owner Operate Motor Vehicle on a Highway - No Insurance

On June 16 at 11:15 a.m., as a result of a suspicious vehicle complaint, another officer from the Nipissing West OPP stopped a vehicle on Highway 17, near Kukagami Lake Road, in Markstay-Warren. 

Investigation revealed the driver was the same person as in the incident described above, but driving a different vehicle this time. 

He was charged this time with:

  • Drive While Under Suspension (four counts)
  • Drive Motor Vehicle - No Licence

Then, on June 17 at 12:15 p.m.,members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the OPP stopped a vehicle on Marsim Court in Markstay-Warren after investigation revealed the plates were not attached.

Again, the driver was the same person described in the two incidents above. This time, the St. Charles man was charged once again with:

  • Operation While Prohibited Under the Criminal Code
  • Driving While Under Suspension -While Suspended
  • Drive While Under Suspension (four counts)
  • Use Plate not Authorized for Vehicle
  • Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance

In order to prevent the continuation of the offence, the vehicle was seized under the authority of section 217(4) of the Highway Traffic Act.  

The accused was released on an Appearance Notice, and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury both Aug. 17 and 19.