Haliburton Highlands OPP say they arrested and charged the driver of a commercial vehicle after a May 28 accident on Highway 35, near Clear Lake Road.

Police said today (May 29) they were called to the site about 3:10 p.m. Friday.

They said the initial investigation revealed that a northbound commercial motor vehicle crossed over into the southbound lane and entered the ditch, striking a rock wall.

The driver, and lone occupant, was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

As a result of the investigation, a 52-year-old Minden Hills man was arrested and charged with: operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and careless driving.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Minden, on July 7, 2021. His driver’s licence was also suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for seven days.

OPP said, “educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority. If you see a suspected impaired driver, please “Make the Call” and dial 9-1-1 to save a life.


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