Runs from the law land ‘prolific driving offender’ in custody for 1 year following Brampton chase

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Published March 12, 2024 at 2:20 pm

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Police released this picture of 29-year-old Lovepreet Singh following a run from officers in Brampton on March 10, 2023. (Photo: Peel Regional Police)

A trucker with a history of running from the law who’s been called a “prolific driving offender” by police in Mississauga and Brampton is out after a year in custody.

Insauga.com has learned more details about a man who Peel Regional Police say is a serial offender on the roads, leading police on at least two separate chases in recent years.

One of the incidents led to 29-year-old Lovepreet Singh serving one year in custody, and police say the trucker has a history of using fake documents while driving transport trucks and trailers across the GTA and other provinces.

Peel Regional Police say Singh led officers on a chase back on March 10, 2023, after taking off from a traffic stop in Brampton.

Officers spotted a heavy tractor-trailer driving in a “no heavy trucks” zone in the area of Williams Parkway and Dixie Road, pulling the truck over before Singh fled at a high rate of speed. Police didn’t follow the truck as chases can be a risk to the public, but spotted the truck just five minutes later saying the truck had been involved in a hit-and-run crash.

“The driver of the truck fled from the officer, nearly hitting a pedestrian as he ran multiple red lights while speeding away,” police said of the incident.

When police finally caught up to Singh he was charged with multiple offences including possession of a forged document and served a year in custody following the chase.

But that wasn’t Singh’s only road chase with police and came after a more than 1,000-kilometre-long run from police in multiple jurisdictions that ended in Etobicoke.

“He subsequently obtained fraudulent driving documents and continued operating transport trucks and trailers in the GTA and other provinces,” Peel police said in a release.

Police said on Monday that Singh had been denied bail following the March 10 incident “after his continued blatant disregard for his numerous release conditions, the severity of his offences, and his history of fleeing from police.”

A spokesperson for Peel Regional Police has confirmed to Insauga.com that Singh’s custody has ended. Investigators sharing details about an investigation after charges have been laid and time served is rare, police said the information was released “to highlight the hard work of not only our frontline officers” and as a “testimony to keep offenders behind bars.”

“Whether they are proactively working to disrupt street racing activity or responding to the dangerous behaviour of prolific criminal driving offenders these officers are having an impact,” PRP Dep. Chief Marc Andrews said in a statement. “These strategies seek to prevent the tragedy which can result from dangerous driving behaviours and decisions by a few irresponsible people.”

Anyone with information about suspected illegal activity in Mississauga or Brampton can contact Peel Regional Police by calling 905-453-2121. Anonymous tips may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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