55-Year-Old Brampton Man Charged After Allegedly Pretending to be 26

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A 55-year-old man from Brampton has been charged with several offences after allegedly impersonating a 26-year-old while driving.

What started as a fail to stop for a red light escalated pretty quickly.

According to the Caledon detachment of the OPP, on Jan. 3 at 7:38 a.m., an officer saw a driver in a red 2017 Ford Explorer fail to stop for a red light at Hurontario St. and Mayfield Rd.

Upon conducting the traffic stop, the 55-year-old driver — who had previously been disqualified from driving — allegedly identified himself to police as a 26-year-old male with a valid driver’s license.

Dalwara Khela, 55, of Brampton has been charged with personation with intent to avoid arrest, prosecution or obstructing justice (identity fraud), obstructing a peace officer, two counts of driving while disqualified under a court order, failing to comply with recognizance, and failing to stop at a red light.

Khela is set to appear in court in Orangeville on Jan. 8 to answer to the charges.

Editor’s Note: The original version of this story used a Peel Regional Police cruiser photo. This case involves Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). In addition, we didn’t state these are allegations — none of which have been proven in court. We regret the errors.

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