Peterborough man charged with impaired driving following crash in construction zone

Peterborough Police
Peterborough police have charged a man with impaired driving following a crash on Wednesday night. Peterborough Police Service

A Peterborough man is facing impaired driving charges following a collision in a construction zone on Wednesday night.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 8 p.m., police received numerous 911 calls regarding a vehicle that had crashed into a construction site in the area of George and Townsend streets.

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Officers reportedly found a car that had collided into a construction zone on George Street. According to police, witnesses reported that the driver exited the driver’s seat and was sitting in the passenger’s seat.

Police say officers found a lone occupant in a passenger seat. The man was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

As a result of the investigation, Eric Christopher Oswald, 32, of Dalhousie Street in Peterborough, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired.

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He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 22.

The accused was issued an automatic 90-day driver’s licence suspension and a seven-day vehicle impoundment.

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