Male Charged with Impaired after Hitting Cruiser


A male was arrested for impaired after backing his vehicle into a cruiser in Whitby.

On Monday, August 2, 2021, at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of Central West Division were called to the area of Country Lane Road and Rossland Road West for the report of an impaired driver. The suspect vehicle was reported to be heavily damaged with smoke coming from the engine, and driving erratically.

Officers located the vehicle heading northbound on Whitburn Street and boxed the vehicle in. As an officer approached the driver’s side of the vehicle on foot, the male driver reversed, hitting one of the cruisers. The officer was then able to reach into the suspect vehicle, put in park and take the male into custody. During the investigation the suspect was found to be in possession of drugs.

There were no injuries and minor damage to the police vehicle.

Jeffrey PERSAUD, age 39, of Toronto, is facing numerous charges including; Operation While Impaired; Possession Schedule I Substance; Operation While Prohibited; Fail to Comply with Release Order x2.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Gagnon from Central West Division at 1-888-579-1520.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.


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