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K9 assists in arrest of impaired driver in downtown Peterborough: police

Isaac, a police service dog with Peterborough Police Service, assisted in the arrest of an impaired driver on the weekend. Peterborough Police Service

A Peterborough man is facing impaired driving and other charges after fleeing from police early Saturday.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 2:15 a.m., a K9 unit officer on patrol noticed a vehicle travelling erratically in the area of Dalhousie and George streets.

Police say the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle sped away but came to a stop a short distance away. The driver allegedly exited the vehicle.

The officer then deployed police service dog Isaac who engaged the suspect by barking at him, police said.

Read more: 3 impaired driving charges issued over weekend in Peterborough County: OPP

“The accused became compliant at the barking and was taken into custody without incident,” police stated.

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Officers determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Braiden Burton, 21 of Peterborough was arrested and charged with two counts of impaired driving (alcohol, blood-alcohol concentration 80-plus), flight from a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Aug. 3.

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