The suspected impaired driver was denied bail in the death of Const. York Region Police. Travis Gillespie

A man accused of killing an off-duty York Regional Police officer in an alleged impaired driving accident last month has been denied bail and will remain in custody.

const. Travis Gillespie was killed on September 14 on his way to work when a Porsche Cayenne SUV collided with Gillespie’s Honda on Major Mackenzie Drive and Warden Avenue in Markham.

Haoju Zhou, 23, is charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving causing death and over 80 milligrams causing death.

There is a publication ban on the evidence presented at the bail hearing and the reasons for the decision of the justice of the peace

Gilespie was killed just two days after the ambush shooting of Const. Andrew Hong in Mississauga.

Ontario’s policing community is once again in shock after the shooting deaths of two officers, Const. Devon Northrup, 33, and Const. Morgan Russell, 54 – in Innisfil, north of Newmarket, earlier this week.

Gillespie was sworn in as a police officer in April 2020 after working as a Metrolinx/GO Transit Special Constable.


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