Peterborough man charged with impaired driving after crash into snowbank

Peterborough police arrested a man following a crash into a snowbank early Feb. 1, 2023. Global News Peterborough file

A Peterborough man is facing impaired driving and other charges following a crash early Wednesday.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 3:30 a.m., a concerned citizen reported a vehicle being driven erratically in the area of Lansdowne Street West and Monaghan Road before it crashed into a snowbank and the driver fled the scene on foot.

Read more: OPP officer exposed to drugs during vehicle search on Highway 7 east of Peterborough, Ont.

Police a short time later received a second call about a man attempting to get into cars at a nearby drive-thru.

Officers attended the drive-thru area and located the suspect matching the description given to police in the collision.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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A 24-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with drug-impaired driving, failure to remain at the scene of a collision, driving a vehicle without a permit and failure to have an insurance card.

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

The man was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Feb. 22.


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