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Man charged with impaired driving after truck drives into pond in Havelock

A Havelock-area man faces impaired driving charges after OPP say a truck crashed into a pond. Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

A Havelock-area man faces impaired driving charges after OPP discovered a truck in a pond on Thursday night.

Around 7 p.m., Peterborough County OPP officers and emergency services responded to a collision on North School Road in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township, about 43 kilometres east of Peterborough.

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A complainant reported a truck had driven into a pond and that the driver allegedly fled on foot.

Officers located the uninjured driver and determined he was under the influence of alcohol.

David Ambler, 42, of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township, was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration-80 plus
  • Operation while impaired-alcohol and drugs
  • Driving a motor vehicle without a current validated permit
  • Novice driver- blood-alcohol concentration above zero

The accused had his vehicle impounded for seven days and driver’s licence suspended for 90 days.

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He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on July 2.

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