Police allege the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his systemA 24-year-old man is facing six criminal charges after Halton Regional Police allege he had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood during a crash that left four people injured.
The crash occurred Sunday, Jan. 5 just after 7 p.m. on Derry Road, east of Trafalgar Road.
Police say a 24-year-old Mississauga man was driving a 2008 Toyota Camry eastbound on Derry Road when the vehicle “crossed the centre line” and struck a westbound 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, according to Det. Const. John Vermeullen.
The driver of the Volkswagen, a 35-year-old Milton man, was transported to hospital along with three other passengers that were inside the Volkswagen.
The driver of the Toyota Camry was not injured, police said.
Due to the nature of the injuries, the force’s Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to help with the investigation.
Vermeullen said further assessments were conducted on “all four identified hospitalized individuals” and it was determined they suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The area was closed for about four hours for the at-scene collision investigation and roadway cleanup.
Umair Vakani, 24, of Mississauga, has been charged with impaired driving, four counts of drunk driving causing bodily harm and excess blood alcohol.
Halton Const. Derek Andrews, in reference to the Milton collision, said in a tweet “it’s snowing in Milton and people still think it’s cool to drink and drive,” and alleged the driver blew more than twice the legal limit of alcohol.
“Stop drinking and driving. It endangers us all.”
Witnesses to the collision are asked to call the Halton police Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 5065.