Man charged with impaired driving, committing indecent act on Christmas Eve

A Highland Grove resident is facing numerous charges following an “indecent” incident in downtown Haliburton on Christmas Eve.

At approximately 3 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2020 members of the Haliburton Highlands OPP responded to reports that an individual was committing an indecent act inside his car, which was located in a parking lot of a business on Highland Street.

Police say the suspect had travelled throughout Haliburton village that day, and that once stopped by officers, he rolled his vehicle into a number of parked cars before coming to a stop at the local cenotaph.

As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old man has been charged with one count of committing an indecent act in a public place, attempted flight from a police officer, and operation of a motor vehicle while impaired.

The accused will appear in court on a later date to answer to the charges.

Haliburton OPP continues to look for additional witnesses or victims and encourages people to contact the local crime unit at 705-286-1431.