Members of the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle travelling southbound on Erie Avenue near Mintern Avenue, without any headlights or taillights. at approximately 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 12.
Investigation revealed the affixed plates were not authorized for this vehicle.
Additionally, the driver was unable to proof of valid insurance for the vehicle.
Investigation revealed the driver had failed to register the vehicle in his name after purchasing.
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment and a issued a roadside screening device, which the driver failed. The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples were over the legal limit.
As a result of this investigation, a 34-year-old man from Ohsweken stands charged with the following:
- Impaired operation contrary to the Criminal Code
- 80 plus contrary to the Criminal Code
- Fail to apply for permit on becoming owner contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
- Owner operate motor vehicle – no insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
- Use plate not authorized for vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
Additionally, the accused’s license was suspended, and the vehicle impounded as per law.