Dump truck driver charged with impaired driving in Hwy. 115 crash in Peterborough

A driver suffered minor injuries after a dump truck crashed off Highway 115 in Peterborough on Feb. 4.

A driver has been charged with impaired driving after a dump truck crashed in Peterborough last month.

On Feb. 4, Peterborough County OPP responded to a crash on Highway 115 near Bensfort Road around 6:30 a.m.

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OPP say the driver of the southbound truck lost control and left the roadway. The vehicle went down an embankment and collided with a fence. The driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Ministry of the Environment was notified to assist with the clean-up of diesel fuel.

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On Thursday, OPP updated their investigation and stated the dump-truck driver faces several charges.

Daniel Jackson, 55, of Otonabee-South Monaghan Township, has been charged with operation while impaired-alcohol and drugs, operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration 80 plus, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on March 20.

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