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Peterborough woman charged with impaired driving after vehicle found blocking street lanes: police

Peterborough police arrested a woman for impaired driving after a vehicle was found blocking the lanes of a street Tuesday evening. The Canadian Press file

A Peterborough woman is facing impaired driving charges after an incident Tuesday evening.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 6:30 p.m., officers were called about a vehicle blocking both lanes of a street in the area of Park Place and Paterson Street.

Police say officers found the driver “slumped over” in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running but in park.

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Shanaqua Lawrence, 29, of Peterborough was arrested and charged with impaired driving (alcohol and drugs), possession of a Schedule 1 substance (other drugs), failure to surrender a driver’s licence, driving a vehicle without a permit and failure to have an insurance card.

She was issued a 90-day driver’s licence suspension and a seven-day vehicle impoundment.

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She was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Oct. 20, police said Wednesday.

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