A Peterborough woman is facing impaired driving and other charges following a crash in a parking lot on Wednesday morning.

Around 6 a.m., Peterborough Police Service officers responded to several 911 calls about a vehicle that had struck a light post in a parking lot on Bethune Street near King Street.

Crews found a pickup truck with a damaged front tire. Police say the driver showed signs of impairment.

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Laura-Lynn Cowen, 30, of Peterborough, was arrested and charged with impaired driving (alcohol and drugs), operating a motor vehicle without insurance, driving a motor vehicle without a permit and failure or refusal to comply with a demand.

She was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Aug. 3.

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“Peterborough Police Service would like to thank the residents for calling 911,” police stated Wednesday afternoon.




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