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Washago man charged with impaired after crashing into tree: OPP

The 39-year-old driver was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries after demolishing his Jeep, police say
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One person is facing impaired driving charges after a crash in Tiny Township over the weekend.

Ontario Provincial Police say a vehicle crashed into a tree on Awenda Park Road Saturday afternoon.

The investigating officer found a demolished Jeep alongside a 40 km/h stretch of the road, and after speaking with the nearby driver, entered into a drinking and driving investigation.

Charles McKie, 39, was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, then criminally charged with:

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

In addition, the driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for a week.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 20.