Keene man charged with drug-impaired driving following Peterborough crash

A Keene man was charged with drug-impaired driving following a collision in Peterborough on Saturday. Peterborough Police Service

A Keene, Ont., man is facing a drug-impaired driving charge after several incidents in Peterborough on Saturday afternoon.

Around 1:45 p.m., officers called to a collision at George Street North and Parkhill Road.  Witnesses were concerned that one of the drivers was impaired, however, an investigation did not lead to grounds for an impaired charge.

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Then around 2:30 p.m., officers received calls about about a vehicle being driven erratically and striking a hydro pole in the area of Eastgate Memorial Park on Ashburnham Drive.

Police determined the driver — one of the individuals involved in the earlier collision — was under the influence of drugs.

Gregory O’Donoghue, 38, of Keene was arrested and charged with operation while impaired by drugs.

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He was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on May 12, police said Monday.

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