A Mississauga man has been charged with drunk driving following a dramatic police chase in Mississauga Wednesday night that was captured on camera.
The drama unfolded in the City Centre around 8:30 p.m. when Peel Regional Police officers tried to stop a pick-up truck that was “driving erratically,” according to Peel Const. George Tudos.
The vehicle stopped but then sped off and crashed into a light pole at Huron Ontario Street and Burnham thorpe Road.
The police chase, crash and arrest of the driver and passenger was captured on video and posted to YouTube by Miroslav Gaweda, who filmed the footage from the Absolute Towers. The chase begins at the 1:01 mark and is followed by the devastating crash and takedown by several officers as the driver appears to be attempting an escape:
Kudos said two police cars were damaged. Both the driver and the passenger suffered minor injuries.
The driver, Daniel Rahimi, 23, of Mississauga, has been charged with impaired driving, excess blood alcohol, flight from police and escaping lawful custody.
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has not invoked its mandate because the injuries weren’t serious.
Louie Rosella, Mississauga.com | Video: Nick Primo and Miroslaw Gaweda via Youtube
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