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Peterborough police make weekend impaired driving arrests including driver found with drugs, knife

Peterborough County OPP made a pair of impaired driving arrests in Selwyn Township over the weekend. The Canadian Press file

Peterborough police made a pair of impaired driving arrests over the weekend.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, just after midnight Sunday, officers on patrol noticed a car speeding and weaving from lane to lane in the area of George and Charlotte streets. Officers followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Perry and Aylmer streets where they determined the driver was impaired.

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A 27-year-old Peterborough man was charged with two counts of impaired driving (alcohol and blood-alcohol concentration 80-plus).

He was issued a 90-day driver’s licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

He was released and will appear in court in Peterborough on Aug. 16.

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Driver found with drugs, knife

Around 4 p.m. Friday, an officer pulled over a vehicle that was being driven erratically near George and McDonnel streets.  Police say the driver showed signs of impairment. Police say they recovered a small quantity of crystal meth, a knife, and other drug paraphernalia during a search of the vehicle.

Police say the driver is bound by a lifetime weapons prohibition order.

A 47-year-old Peterborough man was charged with impaired driving (drugs), possession of a Schedule 1 substance, possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon, possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order, as well as three provincial driving offences: failing to surrender a licence, failing to display two plates, and driving a vehicle without a permit.

He was issued a 90-day driver’s licence suspension and a seven-day vehicle impound.

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He was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Aug. 17.

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