Brampton driver charged with assaulting officer in traffic stop


Published December 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm

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

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