Multiple complaints lead to suspension and impaired driving charges for Brampton trucker

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Published November 3, 2023 at 11:05 am

Brampton trucker charged impaired driving

Police have temporarily taken a Brampton trucker off the road after several traffic complaints led to impaired driving charges.

The OPP says officers from the Northumberland detachment received multiple complaint calls about a tractor-trailer travelling on Highway 401 in the Alnwick-Haldimand area, approximately 78 kilometres east of Oshawa.

Police officers located the truck and pulled the driver without incident, but say a 52-year-old driver from Brampton was arrested and charged with multiple offences including operation while impaired and dangerous driving.

The OPP says Gursharan Bajwa, 52, of Brampton has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Dangerous operation

The driver was hit with a 90-day administrative driver’s licence suspension and a seven-day vehicle impound.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on Dec. 6.

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