PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough County OPP officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Lakefield Road at approximately 3:30am yesterday morning.
The complainant reported that a truck left the roadway and struck a hydro pole. The complainant also reported that they observed the driver fleeing the scene on foot. Police say the driver was located at a nearby grocery store and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. No injuries were reported at the time of the collision. The area was without power for eight hours while crew members from Hydro One repaired the damaged pole.
26-year-old Daniel Kay from Wilberforce was arrested and charged with operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration-80 plus, operation while impaired-alcohol and fail to remain
The accused had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on November 2, 2022.
The Peterborough County OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol. Use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight.