PETERBOROUGH-A call from a local school resulted in charges being laid.
The Peterborough County DOPP received a call from staff at a local school on January 23 shortly before 11 am, advising that a vehicle had driven onto the property, going over stairs, and onto an area not designated for vehicles. The driver had exited the vehicle and was wandering the property.
Peterborough County OPP officers responded and said they found the driver unconscious in the snow prompting Fire and EMS to also attend. Police say they also found the driver to be in possession of a small bag containing a crystal-like substance as well as items that had been removed from another vehicle on the property.
As a result of the investigation, J29-year-old esse Paudash of Seguin, ON, was arrested and charged with:
· Operation while impaired
· Theft Under $5000
· Possession of a Schedule I Substance
· Dangerous operation
· Use plate not authorized for vehicle
· Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on March 5, 2024.
The Peterborough County OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol. Use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements.