After failing a driving test Brampton man goes crazy nearly hitting 4 pedestrians


Published March 21, 2023 at 2:39 pm

A Brampton man’s decision to “protest” a failed driving test by nearly crashing into a handful of pedestrians has ended in charges, police say.

The Guelph Police Service says officers were called to a plaza on Woodlawn Rd. West in Guelph just after 4:00 .m. on Friday when a man became “irate after failing his driving test.”

Police say the 36-year-old from Brampton failed a driving test and began yelling at staff before entering his vehicle and taking off through the parking lot.

That’s when police say he attempted to drive through a pedestrian walkway, narrowly missing four people before doing “burnouts” in the parking lot.

Police say the erratic and dangerous driving was a type of protest by the man after the failed test, and when officers arrived on the scene the suspect was sitting in the driver’s seat of the parked vehicle.

A 36-year-old man from Brampton has been charged with dangerous driving and stunt driving following the alleged bout of road rage. Police have not released the name or any additional details about the man.

The Brampton man was banned from driving for 30 days and his vehicle was impounded for 14 days. He is scheduled to appear in a Guelph court on May 5 to answer the charges. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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