By Mike Baker
Haliburton Highlands OPP has charged a 46-year-old Highlands East woman with impaired driving after she drove her vehicle into a ditch on May 2.
While investigating an unrelated incident on Mountain St. in Dysart et al, officers were made aware of the individual, who had been seen driving carelessly before crashing at approximately 8 p.m. After attending the scene, officers spoke with the female driver and subsequently arrested and charged her with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg.
The accused was released from custody and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Minden on June 2.
The vehicle involved in the incident was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’s driver’s license has been suspended for 90 days.
The OPP thanked those in the community who brought attention to the incident and, as always, reminded Highlands residents about the dangers of drinking and driving.
“Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority,” an OPP press release reads. “If you see a possible impaired driver or operator, please make the call and dial 911 and help prevent a crash.”