Indo-Canadian driver who led police on a 1,000-km chase detained for a year

A 29-year-old Indian-origin man in Canada with a serious driving conviction has been denied bail and detained for a year. Truck driver faces 19 charges his repeated disregard of release conditions, the seriousness of his crimes, and his history of fleeing from police in Canada.

Lovepreet Singh, of Mississauga, was arrested and charged with 19 offences, including impaired driving, drug possession, identity theft, dangerous driving and fleeing police.

According to Peel Regional Police, the first incident occurred on March 10, 2023, when an officer attempted to stop Singh’s transport truck for a traffic violation in Brampton.

Instead of stopping, Singh ran away, crossing a red light and almost hitting a pedestrian.

12 days later, on March 22, they found him at a gas station, intoxicated and driving a rental vehicle.

He violated several conditions of release, as well as two driving prohibitions.

Police revealed that Singh had earlier led officers on a 1,000-kilometre chase that ended in Etobicoke, Toronto.

Even after that, Singh obtained fake driving documents and continued driving transport trucks.

“Our Safe Roads team works hard to make our roads safer,” Deputy Chief Mark Andrews said in a press release. “They target street racing and dangerous drivers to prevent tragedies. We hear the community’s call for safer streets, and we are committed to taking action.”

published by:

Girish Kumar Anshul

Published on:

March 13, 2024