Driver Arrested After Failing to Identify at a Traffic Stop
Hamilton Police continue to remind drivers that under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, a driver must identify themselves upon request by a police officer during an investigation. A 28-year-old Hamilton woman was arrested after a traffic stop in the east end when she refused to comply with police instruction. She appeared in court on Tuesday, March 26, in relation to several criminal charges.
On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, shortly after 5:00 a.m., a Hamilton Police officer on proactive patrol observed a blue Volkswagon Jetta near the intersection of Melvin Avenue and Parkdale Avenue. The officer conducted a mobile investigation into the status of the vehicle as a result of the driver’s actions. Police learned the vehicle’s permit had expired in 2018. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver failed to cooperate with police instruction and refused to identify herself. The driver was arrested under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. Through further investigation, information was obtained detailing the prohibited driving status of the driver in the province of Ontario. Additionally, she was also bound by several probation orders and had an outstanding warrant of arrest with a neighbouring police service.
The female was taken into police custody and appeared at the John Sopinka Courthouse on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, to answer to several criminal charges.
- Alicia Hachey, 28–years-of-age from Hamilton
- Fail to Comply Probation X4
- Drive while under suspension
- Fail to identify
- Use plate not authorized for vehicle
Hamilton Police are reminding drivers that failing to identify upon request by police during an investigation, is an arrestable offence under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.