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Campbellford novice driver accused of fleeing from Peterborough County OPP

A Campbellford teen is accused of fleeing Peterborough County OPP. OPP

A Campbellford, Ont., teen is facing a number of charges including flight from police during a traffic incident early Saturday.

According to Peterborough County OPP, around 12:45 a.m., an officer tried to stop a vehicle for speeding along County Road 40 in Asphodel-Norwood Township. OPP allege the vehicle sped up and fled the scene.

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The vehicle was later located in a residential driveway on Asphodel 4th Line.

The driver, Benjamin Brown, 18, of Campbellford, was arrested and charged with flight from a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, racing a motor vehicle at excessive speed, and novice driver with a blood-alcohol concentration above zero.

He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on April 13.

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