Fake gun, open liquor and cannabis found after stolen vehicle flagged by licence plate reader in Brampton


Published September 15, 2023 at 1:44 pm

Photo: OPP Highway Safety Division

Police have laid weapon and traffic act charges against a novice driver after they were allegedly pulled over in Brampton with open liquor, cannabis and a fake gun.

The OPP Highway Safety Division said on Thursday that officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Highway 401 and Clark Boulevard in Brampton.

Police say an automated licence plate reader flagged the vehicle as stolen, and when police pulled the driver over they found an air pistol, open liquor and cannabis readily available.

Police also say the driver had been drinking and is a novice driver who has been hit with a suspension.

The OPP charged the driver with multiple offences under the Highway Traffic Act as well as criminal code charges of possession of property obtained by crime, obstruct peace officer and possession of weapon for dangerous purpose.

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