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Peterborough woman charged with impaired driving following collision: police

A Peterborough woman faces impaired driving charges following a collision early Wednesday.
A Peterborough woman faces impaired driving charges following a collision early Wednesday. Peterborough Police Service

A Peterborough woman is facing charges including impaired driving following a motor vehicle collision early Wednesday.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 3 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Lynhaven Road in the city’s west end. Witnesses claim the vehicle struck a utility pole in front of a home and then struck a vehicle parked in the driveway.

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Officers located the driver of the suspect vehicle at the scene. Police say that while speaking with the driver, officers noted a strong odour of alcohol on the driver’s breath.

A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system while operating a motor vehicle.

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Calleigh Anne Payne, 21, of Johnston Drive, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with operation while Impaired — alcohol and drugs, and operation while impaired — blood-alcohol concentration (80-plus).

She was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Oct. 15.

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