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Chatham-Kent, Ont., police issue $880 ticket for 4 people under Reopening Ontario Act

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Chatham-Kent, Ont., police say four people were charged and fined under the Reopening Ontario Act following a traffic stop.

Police said on Jan. 13, officers saw a suspicious vehicle on Grey Street in Chatham. They did a traffic stop in the area of Raleigh Street and Richmond Street.

Officers got the identities of all four people inside the car, but after investigating, police say they determined that the front passenger had falsely identified himself.

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The 20-year-old London man was arrested and charged with obstructing police, officials say. He was released pending a future court date of Feb. 17, 2021.

In addition, all occupants in the vehicle were charged with failing to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order, contrary to the Reopening Ontario Act.

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Each faces a fine of $880, police say.

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