Woman charged with drug-impaired driving in downtown Peterborough: police

Peterborough police arrested a woman for impaired driving following an incident in the downtown on May 8, 2023. The Canadian Press file

A Frankford, Ont., woman faces impaired driving and drug charges following an incident in a downtown parking lot in Peterborough on Monday morning.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 11 a.m., officers responded to a resident’s concerns about a woman in a parking lot in the area of Hunter and Aylmer streets.

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Police say officers located a woman walking and acting “erratically” before getting into a vehicle and driving out of the lot.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and determined the driver was impaired. A search of the woman during her arrest located 4.2 grams of cocaine.

A 51-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving (blood-drug concentration 80-plus) and possession of a Schedule 1 substance.

She was issued an automatic 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 May 30.

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