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Driver charged after truck ends up in ditch along HWY. 11

A 33-year-old from Sprucedale, Ont., has been charged with impaired driving after their vehicle went off the road along HWY. 11. 

Provincial Const. Samantha Bigley says it happened around 2:35 p.m. on Nov. 27 in “white-out conditions.” Officers were told by other motorists the vehicle in question was hauling a mini-excavator and was going south on HWY. 11 when it left the road near Muskoka Rd. 117 and flipped.  

The accused is due in court on Jan. 8 in Bracebridge. On top of that, their driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle has been impounded. 

“Choosing to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol puts everyone at risk,” says Bigley. “Driving conditions can change quickly during the winter months with unexpected white-out conditions and icy roads it is imperative that drivers are in a condition to be attentive and focus on their job of getting to their destinations safely.: 

Bigley adds Monday was very busy for police as “the winter weather arrived in full force.” 

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