Police say a Toronto man is facing additional charges after allegedly pretending to be someone else when he appeared in court to fight a speeding ticket.
Provincial police say the 33-year-old was issued a speeding ticket in July 2015 and elected a trial date.
OPP say the man appeared in court in New Tecumseth on Tuesday, sought a resolution to his ticket from the prosecutor, and when it wasn’t to his satisfaction, sought an adjournment.
When asked for his name, it’s alleged he identified himself as another person and claimed to be representing a “friend” who was sick with the flu.
The officer who issued the ticket recognized the man after he obtained his adjournment and arrested him outside the courthouse.
The man now faces two counts of obstructing justice, one count of personation with intent as well as the speeding offence.