Hwy. 35 collision leads to dangerous driving, assault charges for teen: Kawartha Lakes OPP

City of Kawartha Lakes OPP arrested a 16-year-old following a collision on Hwy. 35 north of Lindsay on Aug. 24, 2023. Among the charges include dangerous driving and assaulting an officer with a wepaon. The Canadian Press file

A 16-year-old faces dangerous driving and other charges following a collision on Hwy. 35 in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ont., on Thursday afternoon.

According to City of Kawartha Lakes OPP, around 4:20 p.m., emergency crews responded to a collision involving a SUV and a car at the intersection of Hwy. 35 and County Road 121, about 20 kilometres north of Lindsay.

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The collision closed a section from Ranchers Road to Powell’s Road, police said.

The investigation led to the arrest of a 16-year-old who was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a schedule 1 substance (methamphetamine), possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000, disguise with intent, flight from a police officer and assaulting a peace officer with a weapon.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court in Lindsay at a later date, OPP said.

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No other details were provided.

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