Novice driver allegedly flees RIDE stop on foot, Mississauga woman charged


Published March 14, 2023 at 10:30 am

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A Mississauga woman faces charges after a novice driver allegedly fled from a police RIDE stop.

The incident started on Monday (March 13) on Argyle Street North in Caledonia where the OPP had set up a RIDE program stop, OPP said in a press release.

At approximately 12:35 a.m., a driver was stopped but then allegedly sped past officers, police said. The driver then allegedly fled on foot from the vehicle and was taken into police custody without incident.

Shawna Rees, 20, of Mississauga faces the following charges:

  • Dangerous operation,
  • Flight from peace officer,
  • Obstruct peace officer,
  • Driving while under suspension,
  • Novice driver – blood alcohol concentration above zero,
  • Class G1 licence holder – drive at unlawful hour,
  • Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by qualified driver, and
  • Class G1 licence holder – carry front seat passenger.

Rees is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Cayuga at a later date.

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