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Woman charged with impaired driving after Penetang hit and run

Police say driver also nearly struck a number of pedestrians Thursday while driving erratically on Fuller Avenue
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A driving complaint called into the OPP Communications Centre at approximately 7 p.m. Aug. 18 reporting that a grey Ford Edge on Fuller Avenue, Penetanguishene, was being operated erratically did not end well for an Oakville driver.

Patrol officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment located the suspect vehicle exhibiting some recent damage on Fuller Avenue and entered a drinking-and-driving investigation after speaking with the female driver.

The officer also learned during the investigation of the same suspect vehicle being involved in a hit-and-run incident with a vehicle and nearly striking a pedestrian that had recently occurred at a nearby marina property and another incident on Fuller Avenue involving the near miss of a number of pedestrians.

As a result of these investigations, Joan Macleod-Follows, 57, of Oakville has been criminally charged with operation while impaired (alcohol), operation while impaired (blood-alcohol concentration 80-plus), and dangerous operation (two counts).

The accused was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on Sept. 1 and as well faces 90-day driver’s licence suspensions as per the Ministry of Transportation guidelines and a seven-day vehicle impound.

OPP officers wish to thank those community members who assist in removing impaired drivers by simply calling 911 and reporting their observations of possible impaired drivers in the interest of road safety.