Various charges have been laid against a 55-year-old St. Thomas man, who’s accused of pretending to be his dead father after being pulled over by Police.
Officers tried to stop a vehicle on White Street at approximately 2:46am Tuesday morning, and noticed a beer bottle being thrown from the vehicle just before it pulled over.
While the driver claimed to be the owner of the vehicle, Police soon discovered that the vehicle was actually registered to a 85-year-old man who was now deceased.
Further investigation by Police revealed the suspect was the son of the deceased vehicle owner, and he was placed under arrest at the scene.
Investigators say the 55-year-old had three driver’s licence suspensions, two as a result of previous impaired charges and dangerous driving charges, and another for unpaid fines.
He was given a roadside breath test where he registered a warn.
The suspect now faces two counts of driving while disqualified, one count of driving while suspended, operate motor vehicle with open alcohol, and obstruct Police.
He was later released with a future court date.