Peel police officer suspended and charged with impaired driving in Brampton crash
Published January 25, 2022 at 10:25 am
Peel police have charged one of their own with impaired driving charges after a crash in Brampton last week.
Around 9:30 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 21), police say there was a single vehicle crash in the area of Sandalwood Parkway and Great Lakes Drive in Brampton.
Emergency crews responded to the incident, and police say the driver was an off-duty officer with the Peel Regional Police.
Police say Const. John Lontoc, a 12-year veteran of the force, has been charged with Impaired Operation and Impaired Operation – Excess Blood Alcohol as a result of the crash.
Lontoc was suspended with pay as per the provisions of the Police Services Act, and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on March 17.
Once the criminal court proceedings have been completed, a Police Services Act investigation will follow.