East Algoma OPP – Personation Charge Laid

On May 14, 2023, shortly after 10:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a westbound traffic complaint of a vehicle driving at excessive speeds on Highway 17 from the Iron Bridge area.

Shortly after 10:45 p.m., police observed the suspect vehicle on Highway 17 and 17B in Town of Thessalon and conducted a traffic stop. The driver handed the officer an Ontario Driver’s Licence with a photo that didn’t resemble the driver.

As a result, Brittany NEWTON, 34 years-of-age from Sault Ste Marie was charged with:

  • Personation with Intent to Avoid Arrest, Prosecution or Obstruct Justice
  • Driving While Under Suspension
  • Speeding
  • Drive Motor Vehicle, No Currently Validated Permit

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on July 6, 2023.