Charges in September sofa-dragging

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Three teenagers have been charged with dangerous driving after Cornwall police caught an SUV in the west end, dragging a sofa behind it.

The sofa-tow happened last fall (Sept. 7) around Second Street West and Saunders Drive but police only laid charges this weekend after their investigation.

A 19-year-old Long Sault man and two 17-year-old youths were arrested.

Const. Dan Cloutier told Cornwall Newswatch all three suspects were charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle because, under the Criminal Code of Canada, people who are indirectly involved in an offence are deemed to be involved in the offence.

The sofa was tethered to the vehicle, police said.

Dangerous driving carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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