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Driver Facing Charges After Allegedly Fleeing Scene Of Collision On Lakefield Road

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.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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