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Fort Frances OPP investigated a motor vehicle collision on the 1100 block of First Street East here Sunday around 5:30 p.m. that resulted in the laying of seven charges against a Jamaican man.

Officers initially observed the accused driving in a suspicious manner on the 1100 block of Mill Road. After checking the status of the vehicle, police noted the vehicle accelerated onto the 1300 block of First Street East.

After further patrol, a report was taken that a vehicle matching the suspect car had struck a home on the 1100 block of First Street East.

The driver was apprehended on foot a short distance away. After providing the police with a number of false identities, he was arrested for personation with intent.

The vehicle and suspect subsequently were searched and the officers located roughly 30 grams of cocaine.

A 35-year-old Jamaican man was charged with personation with intent, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and obstructing a peace officer, all contrary to the Criminal Code.

He also was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act, and a number of Highway Traffic Act offences.

Canada Immigration Services are assisting the OPP in its investigation.

The man was held in custody here and will appear in court April 3.

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