Toronto man charged in multiple street racing and stunt driving incidents

A 26-year-old Toronto man has been charged with Dangerous Operation and Stunt Driving after an investigation as part of Project Erase.

Project Erase is an awareness and enforcement campaign operated jointly by police services across Ontario, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, with the goal of eliminating street racing, stunt driving and other high-risk driving behaviours.

Officers in the Road Safety Bureau, working on the Regional Enforcement Priorities (REP) team, launched an investigation into a suspect after receiving information on a significant number of organized racing events across the Greater Toronto Area.

Through the investigation officers determined that the suspect was involved in more than a dozen street races and dangerous driving incidents, beginning in August 2021 through to March 2022, in York Region, Toronto and Peel Region.

On June 1, officers charged Farhan Chowdhury of Toronto with multiple offences, including the charge of mischief due to shutting down streets for races and obstructing the proper use of the roads.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Road Safety Bureau REP team at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7703, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

The public is urged to call 9-1-1 if they see dangerous driving practices that could cause personal injury or loss of life. When contacting police, try to note the vehicle’s location, direction of travel, make, model, licence plate number and driver’s description.

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