Allegedly impaired novice driver found asleep behind the wheel in Pickering with a shotgun in the car

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Published May 16, 2022 at 1:48 pm

Allegedly impaired novice driver found asleep behind the wheel in Pickering with a shotgun in the car
This shotgun was allegedly found in the car while the driver slept behind the wheel. - via DRPS

A man is in custody after police found a shotgun in his car while he was allegedly impaired and sleeping if off behind the wheel in Pickering early yesterday morning.

Durham Regional Police found a blue Mazda near the suburban area of Wildflower Drive and Rosebank Road. The man was allegedly sleeping behind the wheel when officer arrived.

The cops arrested the man and seized a shotgun and ammunition from the car.

Justin Crawford, 22 of Pickering faces a battery of driving charges including; novice driver with a B.A.C. above zero, operation while impaired with a B.A.C. over 80, operation while impaired alcohol and/or drug and controlling a vehicle with cannabis available.

He is also looking down the barrel at numerous firearms charges including; possession of a non-restricted gun without a license, possession of a non-restricted gun knowingly not holding a license, and occupying a motor vehicle with a gun.

Crawford will remain in custody until a bail hearing.

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation can call Cst. Williamson at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2251 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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