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Man accused of impaired driving, fleeing from Peterborough County OPP RIDE check

A Cavan Monaghan man faces numerous charges including impaired drivnig and flight from police during a RIDE check on Highway 7 on Thursday night.
A Cavan Monaghan man faces numerous charges including impaired drivnig and flight from police during a RIDE check on Highway 7 on Thursday night. Don Mitchell / Global News Ontario

A Cavan Monaghan Township man faces several charges including impaired driving after allegedly fleeing from a Peterborough County OPP RIDE check on Thursday night.

OPP says officers were conducting a RIDE program on Highway 7 east of Peterborough in Havelock-Belmont Methuen Township on Thursday night. Police say around 11:30 p.m. the driver in one vehicle allegedly fled from a RIDE check after briefly speaking with an officer.

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Police eventually located the suspect who was walking on the highway. OPP say the suspect allegedly attempted to conceal his vehicle.

Alexander Greystock-Wood, 24, of Cavan Monaghan Township, was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood-alcohol concentration 80-plus
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Flight from a peace officer
  • Operating a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Drive a motor vehicle without a currently validated permit
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He driver’s licence was suspended and his vehicle was impounded.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Aug. 27.

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