“He hits everyone! Witnesses capture chaotic video of Brampton DUI arrest


Peel Police arrested a driver for impaired driving offenses in an incident in Brampton captured in a pair of chaotic social media videos on Thursday afternoon.

The first video, captured by a witness near the intersection of Chinguacousy Drive and Drinkwater Road, shows the driver of a white Jeep trying to evade two officers in broad daylight.

The one-minute video, which was posted to Twitter on Thursday night and shared by Peel Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah on Friday, starts with the Jeep already on the sidewalk. The driver then smashes into a tree and a car on residential property just seconds before forcefully reversing into a traffic light pole – all with officers on foot nearby.

The driver then drives on the wrong side of the road and hits an oncoming car. Leaving part of the Jeep’s bumper on the sidewalk, the vehicle back and forth as the sound of sirens approached. A police cruiser can be seen running down the street and the driver of the Jeep tries to escape by reversing, but ends up crashing into the cruiser.

The video ends with the Jeep and cruiser out of sight as the witness exclaims, “He’s hitting everyone!”

The incident ended after the driver was eventually pulled over by at least 10 police cars.

Another Twitter video of the suite shows the driver and passengers of the Jeep being searched and taken away in handcuffs as other witnesses watch from the opposite curb.

During the police escape attempt, the driver hit a total of two trees, three civilian vehicles and several police cruisers, Peel Police said in a news release Friday.

“Amazing work by our officers,” Duraiappah said in a tweet, also praising the witnesses who alerted the officers. “The quick response of our members and the vigilance of a member of our community saved lives yesterday! »

Peel Police said officers were alerted to the incident around 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

Yudhbir Randhawa, 31, of Saint-Constant, Que., was arrested and taken to a local hospital for evaluation, police said. He faces multiple charges, including drug-impaired operation and possession of a controlled substance, namely heroin and methamphetamine.

According to police, Randhawa has previous convictions for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police and drug-related charges.

Two passengers inside the vehicle involved, Harpreet Saggu, 41, of Brampton and Jashanpreet Singh, 23, of Quebec City, were also arrested and charged with drug offences.

There were no reports of injuries among pedestrians, police or occupants involved in the vehicle, police said.

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