Sukhmann Sidhu, 18, of Abbotsford charged with assaulting a police officer and obstruction

ON Monday, March 20 at 11:16 p.m., Abbotsford Police patrol officers were conducting routine patrols along South Fraser Way at Clearbrook Road when they observed a black Honda CRV travelling at 90 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
Over the next couple of minutes, officers further observed that the vehicle failed to stop at a controlled intersection, failed to signal, tailgated another car and passed another vehicle over a double solid line. During this time, the vehicle’s speed increased to 105 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone.
When police conducted a a traffic stop, the driver failed to comply with police directions to identify himself when asked for his driver’s licence. Police cautioned the driver that failing to comply with this lawful police direction would result in him being arrested for obstruction.
After several further attempts to have him comply voluntarily, the driver spat in the face of the two arresting officers, police said.
Eighteen-year-old Sukhmann Sidhu of Abbotsford has been charged with assaulting a police officer and obstruction. He was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed and numerous other MVA offences totalling $816 in fines, and his parents’ vehicle was impounded for seven days.
“AbbyPD is committed to road safety within Abbotsford and will continue to ensure that those drivers posing a risk to other motorists are held accountable for their actions,” said Sgt. Paul Walker.