Suspected DUI stop leads to Emergency Act charges against three GTA residents

A traffic stop involving a suspected impaired driver has lead to charges against three Greater Toronto Area individuals for violating the provincial Stay-at-Home order by Prince Edward OPP. 

On  Friday evening at approximately 11:30 p.m., a Prince Edward OPP officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on County Road 1, near Loyalist Parkway after observing it weaving and driving at inconsistent speeds. The officer conducted a roadside screening test with the driver, and as a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation. 

The accused was transported to the Quinte West Detachment for testing where blood alcohol levels were determined to be well in excess of the legal limit.

Raminder Grewal, 34, of Brampton has been charged with operation while impaired and operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Prince Edward County on June 9, 2021. Their license was suspended for 90 days and their vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Additionally, a 34 year old from Brampton, a 34 year old from Caledon and a 35 year old from Peel, all passengers in the vehicle, were charged with the following:

  • Individual – fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order
  • Obstruct any person performing a duty in accordance with a continued section 7.0.2 order; and
  • Having liquor in an open container in other than a licensed premise, residence, or private place