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Impaired driving charges laid after SUV crashes into home near Cobourg: OPP

An SUV crashed into an attached garage at a home on Dale Road in Hamilton Township early Sunday.
An SUV crashed into an attached garage at a home on Dale Road in Hamilton Township early Sunday. Northumberland OPP

A Port Hope man faces impaired driving charges after a car crashed into a house just north of Cobourg early Sunday.

Around 1:15 a.m., Northumberland OPP were notified that a vehicle had driven into an attached garage of a house on Dale Road in Hamilton Township.

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Officers found a 2019 Ranger Rover SUV that had driven through the garage door and collided with a car parked inside. The collision damaged the home and vehicle.

An SUV crashed into an attached garage at a home on Dale Road in Hamilton Township early Sunday.
An SUV crashed into an attached garage at a home on Dale Road in Hamilton Township early Sunday. Northumberland OPP
The SUV struck a car parked inside the attached garage.
The SUV struck a car parked inside the attached garage. Northumberland OPP

The driver of the SUV was taken to Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg and later released.

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As a result of the investigation, he was subsequently arrested.

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Chase Dobson, 31, of Port Hope, was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs, operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration over 80, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The SUV was towed and impounded and the driver received an automatic 90-day driver’s licence suspension.

He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Cobourg on Oct. 23.

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