Three People Charged After Christmas Day Collision Near Peterborough

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PETERBOROUGH-Three residents of Hiawatha First Nation are facing charges after Christmas Day crash near Peterborough.

Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the OPP responded to a motor vehicle collision on Keene Road at 1:45pm on December 25, 2020. Police say a southbound vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and struck another vehicle. The driver of the northbound vehicle was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver and passengers of the southbound vehicle were uninjured.

The driver was found to be impaired by drugs according to the OPP and the driver and passengers were also found to be in possession of illicit drugs.

42 year old Michael Lunn of Hiawatha First Nation, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

·      Possession of Schedule I substance-cocaine

·      Possession of Schedule I substance-opioid

·      Drive while under suspension

·      Operation causing bodily harm

·      Dangerous operation causing bodily harm

59 year old Catherine Gladwin of Hiawatha First Nation, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

·      Possession of Schedule I substance-cocaine

·      Possession of Schedule I substance-opioid

Chad GLADWIN, 33 years old of Hiawatha First Nation, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

·      Possession of Schedule I substance-cocaine

·      Possession of Schedule I substance-opioid

The accused are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on January 26, 2021.

The Peterborough County OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming 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 according to police..