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Cobourg man charged with impaired, stunt driving after striking pole on walking path: OPP

A Cobourg, Ont., man faces impaired and stunt driving charges after a crash in Young's Point.
A Cobourg, Ont., man faces impaired and stunt driving charges after a crash in Young's Point. File

A Cobourg, Ont., man faces impaired and stunt driving charges following a single-vehicle crash on a walking path in Selwyn Township on Tuesday morning.

Peterborough County OPP say police received calls around 7 a.m. from witnesses who reported that a vehicle had struck a pole on a walking path off Nathaway Drive in the community of Young’s Point in Selwyn Township, just north of Peterborough.

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The investigation determined the driver was under the influence of drugs, OPP said.

Tyler Farrell, 28, of Cobourg, was arrested and charged operation while impaired by drugs and racing a motor vehicle.

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

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He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on June 23.

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