One person is facing charges after Brant County OPP officers on routine patrol conducted a traffic stop after being alerted to a suspended driver.
Brant County OPP members were on patrol using an Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) equipped cruiser on Friday, August 5, 2022,
The ALPR system is a sophisticated licence plate scanning tool that uses Infra-Red illumination to capture an image of both the front and back of a vehicle. The system is capable of scanning thousands of licence plates per hour, checking them in real time against the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) database.
The system can identify stolen plates, expired plates, plates that are associated to suspended and unlicensed drivers, wanted persons and those connected to Amber alerts.
At 8:36 p.m. on August 5, 2022, the ALPR system alerted the officer to a vehicle on Powerline Road near Cleaver Road in the Town of Paris.
The vehicle was stopped, and a 32-year-old Waterloo resident was charged with the following offences:
- Driving while under suspension and
- Fail to have insurance card.
The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Brantford, Ontario at a later date.