Quebec driver faces charges after causing chaos in Brampton, Ontario. street

A 31-year-old man from Quebec is now facing a series of charges after police tried to stop a driver causing havoc on a residential street in Brampton, Ontario.

Peel Regional Police say a concerned citizen flagged down a patrol officer in the area of ​​Queen Street West and Chinguacousy Road about a white Jeep driving erratically nearby around 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

Police eventually located the vehicle at Chinguacousy and Drinkwater streets.

“They made multiple attempts to make sure the vehicle stopped. They (the Jeeps) tried to evade the police as you can see in the video,” Const. Heather Cannon said on Friday.

In a video of the incident posted on Twitter, two officers are seen confronting the driver of the Jeep on the front lawn of a residence.

An officer appears to have his gun pointed at the vehicle.

The Jeep then backs up, crashing and knocking over a tree in the driveway, and then backs up again into a traffic light pole.

As the Jeep drives forward in an attempt to evade police, it collides head-on with an oncoming vehicle on the street.

The Jeep is then seen backing up and correcting its course several more times before driving further down the street and coming to a stop.

At this moment, another police car is seen arriving on the scene as the Jeep continues to back up once more.

In another video posted on Twitter, multiple police cars are seen parked around the Jeep at the scene.

On Friday, police confirmed that the driver and two passengers inside the Jeep were arrested and charged.

Police say no injuries to pedestrians, police officers or involved occupants of the vehicle were reported.

“…It is absolutely amazing that no one was injured. No one was hurt here and we’re dealing with, you know, police working with the public to, you know, bring this to a safe conclusion,” Cannon said.

Peel Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah thanked the officers on Twitter for their efforts to end the situation safely.

Police said the driver hit a total of two trees, three civilian vehicles and several police cars in an attempt to flee the scene.

The driver, Yudhbir Randhawa, 31, of St. Constant, Quebec, was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated and held for a bond hearing on Friday.

Randhawa faces seven charges, including Impaired Operation While Intoxicated – Drugs, Escape from Peace Officer, and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin and Methamphetamine, among others.

Police say Randhawa has a criminal record, which includes “convictions for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, fleeing from police, and drug-related offences.”

The two passengers, Harpreet Saggu, 41, of Brampton, and Jashanpreet Singh, 23, of Lasalle, Quebec, were also charged with drug offenses.

Both Saggu and Singh were released by commitment and will appear in court in November and December, respectively.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Highway Safety Services at 905-453-2121 x 3702 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.


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