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Man charged with drug-impaired driving after crashing stolen SUV from Peterborough: OPP

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A driver was taken into custody following a single-vehicle crash on 5th Line in Selwyn Township, west of Chemong Road on Tuesday night. – May 26, 2021

A man from Batchewana First Nation, Ont., faces impaired driving and other charges following a crash in Peterborough County on Tuesday night.

Around 6:45 p.m., Peterborough County OPP responded to a single-vehicle crash on Fifth Line in Selwyn Township, off Chemong Road just north of Peterborough. Officers located an SUV that had crashed into a tree in a ditch.

Police determined the uninjured driver was under the influence of drugs. The investigation also revealed the vehicle had been involved in an alleged carjacking in Peterborough around 5:50 p.m.

Zachary Bisallion, 29, of Batchewana First Nation, was arrested and charged with drug-impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving while under suspension and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on July 6.

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“Custody of the accused was transferred to the Peterborough Police Service as further charges are pending,” OPP stated Wednesday morning.

 

UPDATE 11:30 a.m.

Peterborough police have charged the man who they say was wanted for attempted murder in Sault Ste. Marie.

More details here: Sault Ste. Marie-area man wanted for attempted murder arrested for carjacking in Peterborough

 

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