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Police detain a pair of suspended drivers

The charges were brought after police were alerted via licence plate scanners to a pair of drivers whose licences were suspended in Chatham-Kent.

Ontario Provincial Police said that on Saturday at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers stopped a passenger vehicle in the westbound lane of Highway 40 after receiving a notification from the Automatic Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) system.

As a result, the 26-year-old from North York was charged with driving while license suspended and failing to produce a driving permit.

Then shortly before 10 a.m. Monday, officers stopped another vehicle on Longwoods Road near Lindsay Road after another ALPR alert.

The driver, a 21-year-old from Bothwell, has already been charged with two counts of driving while licence suspended, failing to surrender a licence and using registration plates that were not authorised for the vehicle.