Brampton driver charged with assaulting officer in traffic stop

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Published December 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Police say they found this loaded Glock handgun during a traffic stop in Brampton on Dec. 7, 2021. (Photo courtesy Peel Regional Police)

An early morning traffic stop in Brampton on Tuesday ended in assault, firearm and impaired driving charges.

Around 2:00 a.m., Peel Regional Police say officers pulled over a suspected impaired driver in the area of Bovaird Dr. and Hwy 410 in Brampton.

Police say they found a loaded 9 mm Glock compact pistol and illegal drugs inside the vehicle during the traffic stop.

Randy Whyte, 33, of Brampton has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired by alcohol
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Possession of firearm
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Assault a peace officer

Police say Whyte was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Peel regional Police at (905)-453-2121 ext. 2233. You can also contact Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca

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