Car destroyed in impaired driving crash, charges laid against Brampton driver


Published May 8, 2024 at 9:49 am

The wreckage of a rollover crash that led to charges for a driver from Brampton (Photo: The OPP)

One man from Brampton has been charged following what police say was an impaired driving rollover crash on an Ontario highway.

The crash happened on Wednesday around 1 a.m. when the OPP says the driver of a black sedan was travelling eastbound on Highway 401 near the Highway 407 interchange in Mississauga.

Police did not say how many vehicles were involved in the collision but said the vehicle rolled over in the crash. A photo of the vehicle shared by police shows the severe damage suffered in the crash with the front driver’s side completely caved in.

One of the wheels was completely torn off and the vehicle had extensive damage to the windshield and roof.

Despite the damage, a spokesperson for Peel Paramedic Services said they were not called to the scene.

Police say the 23-year-old male driver from Brampton was arrested and charged with an impaired driving offence. The driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Impaired driving offences in Ontario can lead to immediate licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundment, and enrollment in education or treatment programs.

Police say anyone who suspects a driver of operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol is encouraged to call 911 and report it when safe to do so.

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