Commercial Driver Arrested For Impaired After Collision


On May 28, 2021, at approximately 3:10 p.m., members of the Haliburton Highlands OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 35 near Clear Lake Road.

The initial investigation revealed that a northbound commercial motor vehicle crossed over into the southbound lane and entered the ditch, striking a rock wall. The driver, and lone occupant, of the commercial motor vehicle was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

As a result of the investigation, Michael Gunn, 52-years-old, of Minden Hills Township, was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Careless Driving

The accused is scheduled to appear in Minden Court, on July 7, 2021. Their driver’s licence was also suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days.

Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority. If you see a suspected impaired driver, please “Make the Call” and dial 9-1-1 to save a life. 


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