Impaired Driver Closes 401

(TORONTO, ON) – Members of the Toronto Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid multiple Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act charges against a commercial motor vehicle driver who was involved in a collision and impaired by alcohol.

On June 9, 2024 at approximately 6:46 a.m., Toronto OPP officers responded to a single vehicle collision involving a commercial motor vehicle on Highway 401 eastbound, east of Bayview Avenue. A witness reported seeing the tractor trailer swerve across all lanes, strike the concrete median and then jackknife across all lanes. As a result of the collision the highway was closed for approximately 11 hours due to the investigation and clean-up.

Shubham GHAI, a 28-year-old male from Calgary, Alberta is charged with the following offences:

1)   Impaired operation – alcohol and drugs

2)   Possession of a schedule 1 substance – opioid

3)   Failure or refusal to comply with a demand

4)   Drive commercial motor vehicle in contravention of conditions

5)   Fail to surrender insurance card

The accused was held for a bail and remanded into custody.

The OPP is committed to keeping the highways, waterways and trails throughout Ontario safe for everyone. 

If you suspect a driver or boater is impaired please call 9-1-1 to report.