Accused Impaired Driver Charged After SUV Nearly Hits Police Cruiser in Milton
A Milton man is facing seven charges in connection with an impaired driving case in which a police cruiser was nearly struck.
“Halton police are extremely appreciative of the complainant in this matter who contacted 911,” said Detective Sergeant Dave Costantini, adding it was “an act that likely prevented a tragedy from unfolding on our Milton roads.”
The incident took place on Nov. 14 at 2:55 a.m.
That’s when a 911 call came in for a possible impaired driver leaving a pub.
Officers were in the area with two minutes.
An alert officer spotted the suspect vehicle - a white Chevrolet Equinox - heading eastbound on Derry Rd. and then northbound onto Ontario St.
The vehicle narrowly missed colliding with two other vehicles, investigators allege, including an unmarked police cruiser.
The vehicle was allegedly seen mounting a curb several times and also struck a street sign before being pulled over.
Once stopped, all occupants bailed out of the vehicle, say police.
Officers kept their eyes on the driver, tackling him and arresting him after a brief struggle.
The suspect had obvious signs of impairment, according to police.
He was transported to 12 Division for a breath test.
Two other males who fled from the vehicle weren’t pursued.
Costantini called the arrest “an excellent display of teamwork from a number of individuals.”
Brian Lund, 19, is charged with impaired driving, over .80, resist arrest, dangerous driving, drive disqualified, and two counts of breach of probation.
Lund was held for a bail hearing on Nov. 14 in Milton court.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Paul Rudall of the District Response Unit at 905 825-4747 ext. 2405.
Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.crimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).