Loaded gun found on alleged impaired driver following car crash in Georgetown


Published August 5, 2023 at 3:08 pm

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A loaded gun was found in the car involved in an early morning crash in Georgetown Saturday, Aug. 5.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m., Halton police responded to a single car collision on Guelph St. in Norval in Halton Hills.

A white, Chevrolet Corvette had been driven into a guardrail. When police arrived they investigated the crash as a possible impaired driving incident.

Police said an unloaded handgun, along with a magazine with 16 bullets, was recovered at the scene.

Shahroz Barber, 24, of Brampton has been charged with multiple offences including driving impaired and without a license, and possession of a prohibited restricted firearm/ammunition.

Barber was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone who may have dash camera/security camera footage from the area, is asked to contact investigators at 905-825-4747, ext. 2416.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at the website.

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