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On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., community patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling erratically, proceeding southbound on Wayne Gretzky Parkway near Morton Ave. 
After the officers observed the vehicle accelerating at a high rate of speed eastbound on Henry Street, a traffic stop was conducted.
Information was received to advise that the driver was a suspended driver. The accused was arrested for driving while under suspension.
Speaking with the driver of the vehicle, officers observed signs of impairment.
An approved screening device demand was read to the accused however, the accused refused to provide a breath sample to the police as is required by law.
While in the rear of the police cruiser, the accused spit at the arresting officer,
striking the officer on the chest.
As a result of the investigation, a 42-year-old male from Hamilton stands charged with the following: 
•Driving while drivers licence suspended contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
•Refusal to comply with a demand contrary to the Criminal Code, and  
•Assault Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code.
Additionally, a licence suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.

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