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Man charged with impaired driving after Hwy. 35 crash

A 29-year-old man from Scarborough was charged with impaired operation after a single-vehicle collision in Minden Hills.

On Jan. 15 at approximately 10 p.m., Haliburton Highlands OPP was notified of a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 35 in the township of Minden Hills. Upon arrival, officers began an impaired driving investigation. No injuries were reported.

As a result of the investigation, the driver was arrested and charged with:

• Failure or refusal to comply with demand

• Operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration-80 plus

• Having care or control of a motor vehicle with open container of liquor

The accused had his driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days. He is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Minden, on March 2.

In two other unrelated traffic investigations over the weekend in Haliburton County, two other drivers were issued three-day driver’s licence suspensions for being in the “warn” range when tested on approved screening devices for alcohol.

Haliburton Highlands OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol or drugs. Use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements. If you suspect a driver may be impaired, make the lifesaving call and dial 9-1-1.

Learn more about the consequences of driving impaired by visiting www.ontario.ca/page/impaired-driving.