Collaborative effort between concerned citizen and police resources prevents potential tragedy.
At 2:55am on Tuesday November 14th, a 9-1-1 call was received for a possible impaired driver leaving a Pub in Milton.
The call was dispatched immediately and at 2:57am Police responded to the area. An alert officer spotted the suspect vehicle, a white Chevrolet Equinox, east bound on Derry Road and then north bound on Ontario Street. The vehicle narrowly missed colliding with two other vehicles including an unmarked police cruiser.
The vehicle was observed mounting a curb several times. The vehicle also struck a street sign prior to being pulled over. Once stopped, all occupants bailed out of the vehicle. Officers kept observations of the driver, tackling him and taking him into custody after a brief struggle. The male had obvious signs of impairment and was transported to 12 Division for a breath test. Two other males who fled from the vehicle were not pursued.
As a result of this incident the driver, Brian Lund, 19 years of age from Milton, is charged with the following seven counts; Impaired Driving, Over 80, Resist Arrest, Dangerous Driving, Drive Disqualified, and two counts of Breach of Probation.
Mr. Lund was held for a bail hearing on Tuesday November 14th in Milton.
Detective Sergeant Dave Costantini- “An excellent display of teamwork from a number of individuals. Halton Police are extremely appreciative of the complainant in this matter who contacted 911. An act that likely prevented a tragedy from unfolding on our Milton roads.”
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).