A 44 year old female from Sarnia faces seven charges after causing a near collision with a police cruiser and then lying about her identity.
On November 24th, 2017 just after 8pm, officers in the COPPS unit spotted a minivan exiting a driveway on George Street at a high rate of speed. The van pulled out directly in front of the cruiser causing the officer to slam his brakes. It continued eastbound on George Street before coming to an abrupt stop at a sharp angle. Officers spoke with the lone female driver, whom they were familiar with, although she verbally identified herself as someone else. In addition, she appeared nervous and as a result was asked to turn the vehicle off and remove the keys, for which she complied.
The officers continued the traffic stop while questioning her identity for which she maintained was the person that she verbally identified herself as. The officers were also aware that she was bound by a recognizance with conditions not to operate a motor vehicle. After being satisfied the driver was lying about her identity and violating a release condition, the officers attempted to arrest her for Public Mischief and Breach of Recognizance. At this time she attempted to place the keys back in the ignition and start the vehicle, although the officers were able to knock the keys from her hand and prevented her from fleeing the scene.
The driver was safely removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest. She also confirmed her true identity with police at this time. A search was then conducted and officers seized 6.61 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine and 9 suspected codeine pills.
Jennifer Joyce Oliver remains in custody pending a bail hearing scheduled for today’s date. She has been charged with Public Mischief, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Breach of Officer in Charge Undertaking, and three counts of Breach of Recognizance.