20-year-old driver crashes vehicle while attempting to have sex with passenger

Driver facing charges after vehicle left County Road 2 in Asphodel-Norwood Township on Sunday night and rolled over

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) police car. (Photo: OPP)

A 20-year-old driver is facing charges after a single-vehicle collision that resulted while the driver and a passenger were attempting to have sex in the vehicle on Sunday night (February 18).

At around 9 p.m. on Sunday, Peterborough County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and emergency crews responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover on County Road 2 in Asphodel-Norwood Township.

Investigation revealed the driver and passenger were attempting sexual intercourse while the vehicle was in motion. The driver then stated they saw a deer in the roadway, causing the driver to steer off the road, crashing into a tree and then rolling over into a ditch.

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Due to the severity of the crash, Asphodel Fire & Rescue, Lindsay Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and ORNGE Air also responded to the scene. Both driver and passenger sustained injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

During a conversation with the driver, officers detected the odour of alcohol on the driver’s breath.

As a result of the investigation, the 20-year-old driver was arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and blood alcohol above zero. Under Ontario’s zero tolerance law, any driver age 21 and under and novice drivers of any age cannot have any alcohol in their system while driving a vehicle.

The accused driver is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough at a later date.