‘The driver ran away’: Driver in Mississauga charged after allegedly pretending to be passenger


Published February 27, 2022 at 9:32 am

A driver in Mississauga attempting to dodge charges from police wasn’t quite sneaky enough.

Early Sunday morning (Feb. 27), Mississauga OPP say they stopped a vehicle on Highway 401 near Mavis for an HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) violation.

Police say the driver hopped into the passenger seat in front of the officer, then told the officer that “the driver ran away.”

The driver is facing multiple charges, including an HOV violation and two counts of driving with a suspended licence. Their vehicle was towed from the scene.

Police have not named the accused at this time.

Photo courtesy of OPP Highway Safety

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