Brampton impaired driver charged for crashing into traffic lights: police


Published April 29, 2022 at 11:53 am

A Brampton man has been charged with impaired driving and drug offences after allegedly taking out a traffic light in Caledon this week.

Around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday (April 26), the Caledon OPP say officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 10 in Caledon Village.

Police say when officers arrived they found a vehicle had crashed into a traffic light pole and knocked it down.

No injuries were reported in the crash, but police say officers on scene believed the driver’s abilities were impaired.

The driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to the Caledon OPP detachment where breath tests were conducted.

Rupender Singh, 26, of Brampton has been changed with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available
  • Driver fail to surrender licence

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on July 7.

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

The Caledon OPP are reminding drivers to make safe arrangements when planning to consume alcohol or drugs.

“Whether you are impaired by alcohol or drugs, impaired is impaired and driving under the influence of either is a criminal offence,” police said.

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