Brampton impaired driver charged after nearly crashing into cop car: police


Published March 27, 2023 at 3:19 pm

Police say a Brampton motorist is facing impaired driving charges after nearly crashing into a parked cop car last week.

The OPP says an officer from the Dufferin detachment was blocking traffic following a crash last Friday (March 24) around 1:40 a.m. on Hwy 89 in the Town of Mono.

That’s when police say the officer’s cruiser “was narrowly missed” by an oncoming vehicle. Police say the officer pulled the vehicle over and began investigating the driver for impaired operation.

A 43-year-old driver from Brampton has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available
  • Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available
  • Drive without proper headlights – motor vehicle

Police say the driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for a period of seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville in April. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

The incident has the OPP reminding motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol or drugs and use a designated driver, cab, rideshare, or public transit.

“In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you,” police said in a statement.

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