Impaired driver crashes car through backyard in Lindsay

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

Kawartha Lakes Police briefs:

Impaired driver crashes car through property

Police call it an “unbelievable” crash after discovering a badly damaged vehicle with a driver in the middle of Highway 36 early Sunday morning.

The mangled Hyundai Santa Fe was found just north of Cheese Factory Road.

Police determined the vehicle had been travelling northbound on Fieldside Road at a high rate of speed. It first went through the stop sign at Cheese Factory and then continued onto a property on the north side of the road and went through a garage, the backyard of a property and then struck a snowmobile and several fence posts before coming to a rest on Highway 36.

Police believe the vehicle went airborne at one point and in total travelled more than 190 metres before coming a stop.

Police located the driver at the scene. She was taken to the police station where she registered breath tests almost twice the legal limit. Police also found a small quantity of marijuana in the vehicle.

Charlotte Davis, 18, of Emily Township is charged with Dangerous Driving; Exceeding The Legal Limit of Alcohol in her blood, Impaired Driving and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

She will appear in the Lindsay court today (Sept 6) for a bail hearing.

Drunk In The Trunk Leads To Impaired Driving Charges

A call from a concerned citizen who observed five people get into a vehicle (one in the trunk) led to the arrest of an 18 year-old Mariposa Township man impaired driving charges on early Saturday morning.

At 1:10 a.m. police were contacted after a concerned resident observed the youth. Police stopped the red Volkswagen Golf and discovered alcohol in the vehicle and also determined that the driver, who only had a G2 licence, had also been drinking.

The driver was arrested and transported to the station, where breath tests were taken. The driver r had almost two times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.

Devon Myers, 18, was charged with Exceeding The Legal Limit of Alcohol in his blood along with a number of Highway Traffic Act charges relating to his G2 driver’s licence status. He will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday October 6th, 2016.

Kawartha Lakes Police remind G2 licenced drivers that the following conditions apply when you are operating a motor vehicle:

• You must not drive if you have been drinking alcohol. Your blood-alcohol level must be zero.

• Each person in the vehicle must have a working seatbelt.

In addition, the following restrictions apply between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. to G2 drivers aged 19 years and under.

• In the first six months after receiving your G2 licence, you are allowed to carry only one passenger aged 19 or under.

• After six months with your G2 licence and until you obtain your full G licence or turn 20, you are allowed to carry up to three passengers aged 19 or under.

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