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Prohibited driver charged after allegedly giving police false I.D.

23-year-old was charged with driving while prohibited and while under suspension
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BLIND RIVER - On Friday, August 8, 2019 at 5:17 a.m., members of the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 in the Township of North Shore.

The investigation has since revealed that a white car had struck a construction cone and was swerving all over the road. Police located the vehicle as it entered the Town of Blind River and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver provided identification to the officer which was later determined not to belong to the driver. The true identity of the driver was determined who was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Cassandra Beckett-Benjamin, a 23-year-old from Ajax, Ont. was arrested and charged with:

  • Personation with intent to avoid arrest, prosecution or obstruct justice, contrary to section 403(1)(d) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
  • Operation while prohibited, two counts, contrary to section 320.18 of the CC; and
  • Driving while under suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act

The accused was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River, Ont. on Oct. 31, 2019.