Driver Arrested After Failing to Identify
Hamilton Police arrested a driver after she failed to follow police direction and identify herself. She has been released and was issued several traffic-related tickets. Hamilton Police are reminding drivers that under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, a driver must identify themselves when requested by a police officer during an investigation.
On Monday, March 11, 2019, shortly before 6:30 p.m., police were in the area of Queenston Road and Parkdale Avenue South. At that time police observed the driver of a grey Ford Focus throw a handful of garbage out of the window onto the roadway and continue onwards. Police initiated a traffic stop. With police standing at the driver’s side door, the driver lowered her window to create a small gap. She refused to provide documents as requested by the officer and became argumentative. Several additional demands were made but the driver put her window up and drove away. Police followed without activating emergency equipment as the vehicle proceeded through several surveys. During the incident, police continuously monitored the driver’s actions – who obeyed rules of the road- along with the local traffic.
The vehicle stopped at a residence in the area of Greenhill Avenue and Bunker Hill Drive. Once again attempts were made to obtain information from the driver who again failed to comply. When instructed to exit the vehicle the driver did not follow instruction and kept her vehicle running. Due to the driver’s actions of noncompliance and the potential of the vehicle driving off again, police broke the driver’s side window and removed the keys from the ignition. The driver produced a second set of keys for the vehicle at which time efforts were made to remove her. Eventually, police were able to secure the driver.
A 50-year-old Hamilton woman was arrested for failing to identify under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. She was also issued several Provincial Offence Notices. Hamilton Police are reminding drivers that under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, a driver must identify themselves when requested by a police officer during an investigation.
The following charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act:
- Litter Highway
- Driver fail to give identification
- Fail to surrender insurance card
- Fail to surrender permit for vehicle
- Fail to surrender licence