Image of the Uzi courtesy DRPS

Impaired driver found with Uzi sub-machine gun

A loaded firearm was located in a vehicle after a male was arrested for impaired driving in Scugog.

On Monday, April 1 at about 2:55 am, members of North Division were on proactive patrol in the area of Simcoe Street and Whitfield Road, in Scugog, when they initiated a traffic stop on a suspected impaired driver.

The driver, who was exhibiting signs of impairment, was taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle was conducted following the arrest and a loaded modified Uzi sub-machine gun with a high-capacity magazine, was located and seized, said a police statement.

The suspect, age 32 from Pickering was charged and held for a bail hearing. Name and further details available at

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Crawford or Cst. Crichton of North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2881 or 3019.

Editor’s Note: Durham Post does not name or identify the accused as:
1. Of this time, they are suspect[s] and not convicted by a court, and
2. Sometimes charges are amended or dropped.

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