Backhoe accident leads to impair charges in Plympton-Wyoming

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An 83 year-old man is facing impaired driving charges after a backhoe fell into a ditch.

Lambton OPP were called to an accident on Michigan Line in Plympton-Wyoming Sunday around 7 pm. They found a backhoe had fallen off a laneway culvert into a deep ditch. Police pulled the driver from the overturned cab. It became apparent the driver had consumed alcohol.

The driver was given a roadside test and arrested on two impaired driving charges.

An 83 year-old man was taken to hospital as a precaution.

He’ll be in court March 7.