BRACEBRIDGE — A driver who flew 100 metres offs off the road knocking down guard rails and trees was charged with impaired driving by drugs Saturday afternoon.
Provincial police say that on July 17, at 12:30 p.m., officers responded to a complaint from a member of the public after hearing what he believed was a motor vehicle crash on Fraserburg Road in Bracebridge.
Police found the young man who travelled 100 metres off the roadway knocking down two posts some guard rail wire and multiple trees.
He was not injured.
Officers subsequently arrested and charged the driver, 23-year-old Johnathon Robichaud, of Burlington, with Operation While Impaired by Drug CC 320.14(1)(a).
There was no report of injuries.
Robichaud is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge Sept. 7, 2021.
As well, Robichaud’s driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.