Waterloo Regional Police lay charges after freedom convoys end in region


Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police have charged two drivers in connection with the Freedom Convoys that took place over the weekend.

On February 5, 2022, at approximately 2:50 p.m., police received a report of a driving incident related to the Freedom Convoys. The driver of a blue Subaru was part of the emotional protest, driving through the Peppler Street and Laurel Street area of ​​Waterloo when he was embroiled in an argument with the driver of a taxi.

The driver of the Subaru accelerated and braked hard in front of the taxi driver, which nearly caused a rear-end collision.

Members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service Traffic Unit investigated the incident and as a result charged a 42-year-old Kitchener man with stunt driving and reckless driving. The man’s driver’s license was suspended for 30 days and his vehicle was seized for 14 days.

Occupancy: 22-027579 (959)

On February 6, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m., members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop on a semi-trailer truck in the Alexandra Avenue area of ​​Waterloo. The truck driver was participating in the Rolling Vehicle Demonstration for the Freedom Convoy.

As a result of the investigation, a 43-year-old man was charged with unnecessary noise, unnecessary slow driving and additional charges relating to improper documentation for a commercial vehicle.

Occupancy: 22-028403 (983)

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Waterloo Regional Police Service
Public Information Unit
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188
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