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Suspended Toronto cop charged with impaired driving, street racing

BT Toronto | posted Thursday, Jun 11th, 2020

A suspended Toronto police officer, who is currently facing charges related to allegedly threatening someone over a debt, has been arrested for impaired driving and street racing by provincial police.

Constable Lionel Peters, a 17-year veteran of TPS, was charged with threatening bodily harm, extortion, breach of trust by a public officer and careless storage in May of last year. He is currently suspended with pay.

On Tuesday around 1:30 p.m., OPP officers pulled over a vehicle allegedly driving 179 kilometres per hour along Highway 407 near Guelph Line.

The driver was identified as 43-year-old Peters from Paris, Ontario.

Peters then allegedly blew four times the legal limit and was arrested for impaired driving and street racing.

On top of the charges, Peters’ license was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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