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Peterborough man charged with impaired, dangerous driving after van crashes into computer store

Click to play video: '2 injured after vehicle crashes into computer store in Peterborough' 2 injured after vehicle crashes into computer store in Peterborough
Two people were taken to hospital after a vehicle crashed through the front of JC Computers store at the Brookdale Plaza in Peterborough on Thursday afternoon. A witness came to the aid of the driver, using a knife to free him from the seatbelt. One person inside the store on Chemong Road was also injured. The cause of the crash remains under investigation – Apr 30, 2020

A Peterborough man has been arrested and charged with impaired driving and dangerous driving after a van crashed into a computer store in Peterborough’s north end on Thursday afternoon.

Around 1:50 p.m., police, fire and EMS attended the Brookdale Plaza on Chemong Road for a maroon Pontiac van that had flipped and crashed into JC Computers.

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Two people – the driver and an individual inside the store – were taken to hospital.

According to the Peterborough Police Service on Friday, the driver – Jamie Raymond Lewis, 35, of Westcott St., Peterborough, was arrested and charged with impaired driving – drug and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He was released from custody and transported to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries, according to police.

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The investigation is ongoing.

Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward that may have observed a maroon Pontiac van during the collision or shortly before. Anyone with information is asked to contact traffic Const. Tom White at 705-876-1122 ext. 289 or email.

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