Driver caught on video hitting cars in Brampton police chase faces multiple drug charges
Published September 23, 2022 at 2:58 pm
The driver of a white Jeep, caught on video driving erratically in Brampton, faces multiple drug-related charges.
A video of the driver, widely circulated on social media, captures him dangerously driving through suburban Brampton, striking trees and other cars, in an attempt to escape police.
Peel Region Police say the incident started around 3:15 p.m. yesterday (Sept. 22) when a bystander called police. The driver of the white Jeep was seen driving erratically near Queen Street West and Chinguacousy Road in Brampton.
Once police found the driver, he attempted to evade police, struck two trees, three civilian vehicles and several police cruisers. Officers took the driver into custody a short time later near Chinguacousy Road and Drinkwater Road in Brampton.
Fortunately, no pedestrians, police or occupants of the vehicle were injured.
The driver was transported to a local hospital for assessment. He was later cleared medically and was held for a bail hearing.
Amazing work by our officers! This situation could have had serious consequences to the public and our @PeelPolice officers. The quick response by our members and the vigilance of one of our community members helped save lives yesterday! pic.twitter.com/KZag8Fkodl
— Chief Nishan Duraiappah (@ChiefNish) September 23, 2022
Yudhbir Randhawa, a 31-year-old man from St. Constant, Quebec faces the following charges:
- Impaired Operation While Impaired – Drugs
- Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand – Drugs
- Flight from Peace Officer
- Fail to Comply with release order
- Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 Other Drugs
- Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin
- Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamines
Randhawa has a criminal history which includes convictions for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police and drug-related offences.
Two passengers inside the vehicle involved, 41-year-old Harpreet Saggu from Brampton and 23-year-old Jashanpreet Singh from Lasalle, Quebec, were also taken into custody and charged with drug-related offences.
Yudhbir Randhawa was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Friday, Sept. 23.
Harpreet Saggu was released on an undertaking and will attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Nov. 24.
Jashanpreet Singh was released on an undertaking and will attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Dec. 1.
Anyone with information on this incident should contact Road Safety Services at 905-453-2121 x 3702. Or submit information anonymously through Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or peelcrimestoppers.ca.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising