Tractor-trailer speeds off from cops and crashes, Brampton man charged

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Published March 23, 2023 at 3:34 pm

'prolific driving offender' brampton mississauga Lovepreet Singh
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 Brampton man is facing a long list of charges after police say he took off from a traffic stop in a tractor-trailer and crashed in a hit-and-run.

Around 9:40 a.m. on March 10, Peel Regional Police say officers saw a heavy tractor-trailer driving in a “no heavy trucks” zone in the area of Williams Pkwy. and Dixie Rd. in Brampton.

Police say they pulled the truck over and had a brief chat with the driver before he allegedly took off at a high rate of speed. But because a high-speed chase can be a risk to public safety, police say the officers did not pursue the driver.

But just five minutes later, Peel police say officers again saw the truck in the area of Airport Rd. and Queen St., but the driver began driving erratically when he saw the officers.

Police again did not pursue the driver and say that the truck was involved in a hit-and-run crash a short distance away near Goreway Dr. and Steeles Ave.

Peel police say 28-year-old Lovepreet Singh, of Brampton, was arrested this week in Mississauga and charged with:

  • Flight from Police
  • Dangerous Operation – two counts
  • Operation While Prohibited – four counts
  • Failure to Stop After an Accident
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order – two counts
  • Fail to Comply with Undertaking – three counts
  • Operation While Impaired by Drugs
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – two counts
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Possession of a Forged Document

The accused was held for a bail hearing and attended court at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Peel police say Singh is known to rent vehicles using false identification and “represented a real threat to public safety.”

“Dangerous driving will not be tolerated in our Region, and with the warmer months ahead, we are committed to ensuring these dangerous driving offenders are charged,” PRP Road Safety Services Inspector Wendy Sims said in a statement.

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