Media Release for Friday January 4, 2019
Calls for Service:
(Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 4 at 8 a.m.) 63
Impaired driving/failure to stop at scene of accident arrest:
A 35-year-old Peterborough woman is facing charges including impaired driving following a single vehicle collision in late December.
At approximately 3:50 a.m. on December 29, 2018 police received a call regarding a vehicle that had struck a pole at Lansdowne Street and Monaghan Road then left the scene following the collision.
A short time later an officer located the vehicle heading east on Romaine Street. The officer conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the driver of the vehicle noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system while operating a motor vehicle.
As a result of the investigation Ashley Marie Potvin, 35, of Stenson Boulevard, was arrested and charged with the following:
- Impaired driving
- Drive over 80mgs
- Failure to stop after accident
The accused was also served a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day vehicle impoundment.
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 17, 2019.