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18-year-old accused of being impaired, causing collision in Bracebridge faces charges

Handcuffs and a breathalyzer device are displayed.  (OPP_CR) Handcuffs and a breathalyzer device are displayed. (OPP_CR)
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A young motorist faces impaired driving charges after a collision in a parking lot Tuesday night in Bracebridge.

Provincial police say officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the lot on Manitoba Street just north of Monck Road around 9:30 p.m.

They say witnesses reported seeing a dark-coloured Avalanche speeding through the parking lot at that intersection before hitting a passenger vehicle travelling on Manitoba Street.

The collision caused significant damage, police say.

According to the OPP, officers located the vehicle involved on a side street and arrested an 18-year-old.

He faces charges of impaired operation, dangerous operation, and failing to stop after an accident.

Police encourage anyone with information on this incident to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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