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Woman charged with impaired driving after vehicle crashes in Trent Lakes

A woman faces impaired driving charges following a crash in the Municipality of Trent Lakes on Sunday. Lars Hagberg / The Canadian Press

A Hastings Highlands, Ont., woman faces impaired driving charges following a single-vehicle crash in the Municipality of Trent Lakes on Sunday evening.

According to Peterborough County OPP, officers around 6:30 p.m. located a vehicle in the ditch on County Road 36, a stretch between the villages of Buckhorn and Bobcaygeon.

Police say the uninjured driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

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Wendy Freeman, 48, of Hastings Highlands was arrested and charged with operation while impaired — alcohol and operation while impaired — blood alcohol concentration-80 plus.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on Dec. 29, 2020.

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The Peterborough County OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol. Use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements.

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