Brampton man charged after fleeing from Caledon checkstop

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Published January 25, 2022 at 11:47 am

UPDATE: All charges against the suspect were stayed, meaning no trial will proceed at this time. The suspect’s name has been removed from the story in light of this information.


Police have charged a Brampton man with impaired driving and trespassing charges after allegedly taking off from a Caledon check stop on the weekend.

On Saturday (Jan. 22), officers from the OPP Caledon Detachment were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) check stop at Hwy410 and Valleywood Boulevard.

Police say a vehicle approached the checkpoint and came to a stop, but the driver took off and fled on foot.

Officers were able to locate the driver a short distance away in a residential area.

All charges in the case have been stayed.

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The Caledon OPP said RIDE Checkpoints are running all year and encouraged drivers to plan ahead if they choose to consume alcohol or drugs.

Use a designated driver, cab, rideshare, public transit or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements. There is no excuse for impaired driving.

Last month, the OPP Highway Safety Division laid more than 1,000 charges during its annual holiday crackdown on impaired driving.

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