A Peterborough, Ont., man faces impaired driving and other charges following a crash north of the city on Saturday morning.
According to Peterborough County OPP, around 9:35 a.m., officers responded to a reported single-vehicle crash on Selwyn Bay Road in Selwyn Township. A passerby reported finding a vehicle in the ditch and suspected the driver was impaired.
An officer attended the scene and determined the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol. Police also determined the man did not have a driver’s licence and was operating a vehicle without the permission of the registered owner.
Brian Peddle, 38, of Peterborough, was arrested and charged with two counts of operation of a motor vehicle while impaired (alcohol and blood-alcohol concentration 80-plus) and one count each of taking a motor vehicle without consent and driving a vehicle without a licence.
He was released and is scheduled to appear court in Peterborough on Nov. 28.
The vehicle was returned to the owner, OPP said.