Halifax student gives police fake name, real charges issued
18-year-old Dalhousie University student stopped 3 times
An 18-year-old student at Dalhousie University faces charges after she repeatedly gave Halifax Regional Police officers a fake name when they stopped her for cycling and alcohol infractions.
It started on Sept. 1 when officers stopped a woman riding her bike without a helmet on University Avenue.
Halifax Regional Police said the woman identified herself as an out-of-province Dalhousie University student and they warned her about the Nova Scotia law requiring cyclists to wear a helmet.
The next day, officers stopped the same woman on Jubilee Road for drinking alcohol in public. She gave them the same name and was ticketed for illegal possession of liquor.
Two weeks later, on Sept. 20, officers stopped the woman on Chestnut Street for riding a bicycle without a helmet, again. She gave the same name and was ticketed.
After police reviewed the case, they realized the name they were provided with was fake. They also found that personal information was falsified.
On Sept. 28, police spotted the woman walking on Coburg Road and arrested her. She faces three counts of obstructing police.
The woman, originally from Calgary, has since been released and will appear in provincial court at a later date.