Surrey man arrested, charged after driving erratically through Vancouver

Witnesses reported seeing a grey Toyota Camry driving toward pedestrians near West Georgia and Granville

Vancouver police have arrested a Surrey man who was allegedly driving erratically, including toward oncoming traffic and pedestrians downtown, Tuesday night.

It all started just before 10 p.m. when police received several 911 calls reporting a grey Toyota Camry driving toward pedestrians at a bus stop near West Georgia and Granville streets. Witnesses also reported seeing the Camry drive toward oncoming traffic before leaving the area.

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One witness followed the vehicle and provided 911 dispatchers with updates that were relayed to responding officers.

A video posted to social media shows the vehicle driving in circles in the intersection at Main and Hastings. Police caught up with the driver a short time later on Main Street near National. Officers were able to box the suspect vehicle in to prevent the driver from taking off.

The lone occupant and driver of the Camry, Harpreet Gill, a 37-year-old Surrey man, has been charged with dangerous driving. Police anticipate additional charges related to impaired driving.

Gill remains in custody.

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