Male Charged with Impaired Driving by Drugs


On Saturday, November 3, 2018, officers from the Manitoulin-Espanola detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17 in Nairn-Hyman Township, Ontario.

At approximately 4:10 a.m., officers observed a passenger vehicle being operated in an erratic manner. Police conducted a traffic stop and subsequently arrested the male driver.

As a result of an investigation, Randeep SANDHU, age 25, from Brampton, Ontario, has been charged with:

Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired by Drug, contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in Espanola, Ontario on January 21, 2019.

Through the OPP Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) program, the OPP’s goal is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by drivers who are impaired by drugs.


  1. Here we go. People have been smoking pot for decades and driving without issue, they think that because they legalized and started selling badly overpriced pot that all kinds of new people are going to start using pot for the first time and there would be a huge deluge of drug impaired drivers.
    I would bet that this was not just a case of someone smoking a little ‘mother nature’, but was likely doing some type of hard drugs to be out of control of a vehicle to the point where it would get the attention of a cop.
    If they are going to put this stuff in the media they should tell the whole story including the type of drugs involved and exactly how the testing was done providing toxicity levels of whatever it was.
    I can see many lawyers retiring over this new fiasco.

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