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Peterborough man charged with impaired driving in construction zone: police

A Peterborough man faces an impaired driving charge following an incident in a construction zone on April 27, 2023. The Canadian Press file

A Peterborough man is facing impaired driving charges after an incident in a construction zone in the city on Thursday afternoon.

Around 12:15 p.m. Peterborough police were called to a construction zone in the area of Wolsely Street and Chemong Road.

Officers found a vehicle which struck a construction pylon before reversing and stopping in the middle of the road.

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Police say the driver showed signs of impairment. The driver was examined by paramedics before being transported to Peterborough Regional Health Centre for treatment.

A 68-year-old Peterborough man was charged with impaired driving — combined blood-alcohol and blood-drug concentration.

He was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on May 23.

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