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OPP deploy spike belts to stop impaired driver travelling wrong way on Hwy. 115 in Peterborough

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A Clarington woman faces impaired driving and other charges after travelling the wrong way on Highway 115 south of Peterborough on Monday night – Jan 12, 2021

A Clarington, Ont., woman faces impaired driving and other charges after travelling the wrong way on Highway 115 in the Peterborough area on Monday night.

According to Peterborough County OPP, around 11:45 p.m., officers responded to multiple 911 calls regarding a vehicle travelling northbound on the divided highway’s southbound lanes in Cavan Monaghan Township, south of Peterborough.

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“The complainants reported that the vehicle was first observed near Orono and was travelling on the highway towards Peterborough in the wrong direction at a high rate of speed,” OPP stated.

Police say officers located the suspect vehicle but the driver allegedly refused to stop.

Officers deployed spike belts south of the Hwy. 115/Lansdowne St. East intersection which helped stop the vehicle.

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The driver was arrested and determined to be under the influence of alcohol, OPP said.

Allison Griffin, 23, of Clarington, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired — alcohol; operation while impaired — blood-alcohol concentration (80-plus); dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; driving the wrong way — divided highway; and driver failing to properly wear a seatbelt.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Feb. 16

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