Lansdowne Street crash in Peterborough leads to drunk driving arrest for Tweed’s man: Police – Peterborough | The Canadian News

A Tweed, Ontario man was arrested for drunk driving following an accident on Lansdowne St. West in Peterborough early Saturday morning.

The Peterborough Police Service responded around 4:15 a.m. to a report of a vehicle crashing into a water pole in Lansdowne between Webber and Clonsilla avenues.

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They found a damaged pickup truck, a downed traffic light, and a damaged hydraulic post.

However, the driver of the vehicle was not in the vehicle or at the scene. A witness reported seeing the driver enter a nearby restaurant.

Officers located the suspect at the business and determined that he was incapacitated.

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Ian Punab, 43, of Tweed, was charged with driving while intoxicated (alcohol and drugs) and failing or refusing to comply with a claim.

He was issued an automatic 90-day driver’s license suspension. The vehicle was impounded for seven days.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on December 1, police said.

The road was closed during the investigation and also to allow a hydroelectric team to repair the damage.

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