Trucker denied bail after chase ends with more charges for ‘prolific driving offender’ from Mississauga: police

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Published March 11, 2024 at 3:34 pm

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Over a dozen charges were laid against a Mississauga trucker police are calling a “prolific driving offender” after allegedly leading cops on a dangerous road chase while high on drugs in Brampton.

The chaotic pursuit happened over a year ago on March 10, 2023 when Peel Regional Police say officers tried to pull over the driver of a transport truck.

But police say the driver took off from the traffic stop and nearly hit a pedestrian while fleeing from officers and “ran multiple red lights while speeding away.”

Police say they identified the suspect as a 29-year-old Mississauga man who was previously known to police.

Investigators say officers from the Safer Roads Team located the suspect at a gas station, and that the driver was operating a rental vehicle. Police also say the driver was impaired by drugs and breaching multiple conditions of release including two driving prohibitions.

The 29-year-old from Mississauga was arrested and charged with 19 offences.

Lovepreet Singh, 29, of Mississauga, was charged by Peel Regional Police with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, possession charges related to heroin and cocaine, identity theft, and four counts of operation while prohibited, among others.

The accused was denied bail and held in custody for as police say he is a “prolific” offender, who previously led police on a more than 1,000-kilometre-long chase that eventually ended in Etobicoke. Police say the accused obtained fake driving documents and continued to operate transport truck and trailers in the GTA and other provinces despite the bans.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact Peel Regional Police by calling 905-453-2121 etx. 3750. Anonymous tips may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story stated the incident happened in March 2024. The story ahs been updated and corrected as police say the incident happened on March 10, 2023.

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