Peterborough County OPP around 4 p.m. responded to a reported minor collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of Ward Street and Bridge Road. The complainant said the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene.
Police a short time later located the suspect vehicle in a ditch along 12th Line Smith just north of Lakefield.
The driver was not injured and investigators determined the driver was impaired by drugs.
Gaybryelle Hood, 26, of Selwyn Township, was arrested and charged with impaired driving (alcohol and drugs), failure to stop after an accident, operating a motor vehicle on a highway without insurance, and using a licence plate not authorized for a vehicle.
The accused had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Hood was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Jan. 12, OPP said Tuesday morning.