Cops nearly collide – twice – with alleged drunk drivers in Mississauga Sunday

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(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)

BY KELLY ROCHE
Two police cruisers were nearly hit head-on before cops made arrests, charging three drivers with impaired related offences in Mississauga early Sunday.
The first incident was at 1 a.m. on Hwy 410, where OPP’s Port Credit detachment stopped a southbound vehicle for traveling double the speed limit.
The driver was arrested after a roadside investigation.
Carleton Williams, 36, of North York has been charged under the Criminal Code with operating a motor vehicle with over 80 mgs, and stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act
At 2:19 a.m., an officer traveling on Cawthra Rd. at Hwy. 403 had to take “evasive action” to avoid a head-on collision with a southbound vehicle.
The driver was stopped and arrested a short distance away.
Tadeusz Krzal, 58, from Mississauga is facing three charges under the Criminal Code: dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and refusing to provide a breath sample.
Then at 3 a.m., a westbound vehicle on Hwy. 401 was observed traveling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit.  Cops allege the vehicle nearly struck several vehicles, including a police cruiser. The driver was stopped and arrested.
Monal Panchasara, 27, of Toronto, has been charged under the Criminal Code with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle with over 80 mgs.
Panchasara is also charged under the HTA with stunt driving, and being a novice driver with a blood alcohol over zero.
All three drivers are scheduled to appear in Brampton court December 18.

Drunk driving calls also kept cops busy in Brampton.
“There have been a lot of impaireds the last couple of days,” said Peel Regional Police Const. Lilly Fitzpatrick.
Saturday morning saw two men arrested between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
One call was at Hwy. 410 and Williams Pkwy., while the second incident took place at Foster Cr. and Centre St. N.
Another man fled on foot Saturday around 8 p.m. after a collision at Clark Blvd. and West Dr. A woman suffered minor injuries.
“He was located and arrested for impaired,” said Fitzpatrick, noting “it’s a busy area.”
A call came in at 2 p.m. Sunday for a man driving a vehicle, hitting two parked cars at the Trinity Common Mall on Great Lakes Dr.
The man remained at the scene, and no injuries were reported.
The suspect was arrested for impaired driving, said Fitzpatrick, who didn’t mince words.
“To me, it just seems like it’s a very, very easy decision — you’re drinking, you don’t drive,” Fitzpatrick said, adding, “I don’t know what else we can say.”
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