Firearm Located During Impaired Driver Arrest

Firearm Located During Impaired Driver Arrest

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

On Monday, April 1, 2024, at approximately 2:55 a.m., 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.

Brock TATE, age 32 from Pickering is charged with numerous offences including: Operation While Impaired, Obstruct Peace Officer, Driving While Under Suspension, Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm, Possess Loaded Restricted/Prohibited Firearm, Possess Restricted/Prohibited Firearm Knowingly Not Holding a Licence, Possession of a Prohibited Device, and Possession of a Prohibited/Restricted Firearm Knowing its Possession is Prohibited/Restricted.

He was held for a bail hearing.

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.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

The information in this media release contains facts and circumstances that have been obtained from a police investigation. These allegations have yet to be proven in court.


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