The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid charges against the driver of a transport truck following multiple complaints.

On March 22, 2021, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Quinte West OPP responded to Highway 401 near County Road 40 in response to reports of a westbound transport truck driving erratically.

Police located the truck, and after it failed to pull over for officers, a technique known as a rolling stop was utilized to bring the transport truck to a full stop. In speaking with the driver, officers observed various sign of impairment, and as a result the driver was arrested for impaired operation. Officers further seized a quantity of alcohol and suspected cannabis following a search. The accused was transported to the Quinte West Detachment for testing where blood alcohol limits were determined to be well in excess of the legal limit.

Sarbjit CHAMBAL, 65 years old of Brampton has been charged with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Dangerous operation 
  • Drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor
  • Have care or control of a vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available
  • Fail to maintain daily log; and
  • Fail to accurately complete daily inspection report

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on April 15, 2021. Additionally, their license was suspended for 90 days and their vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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