South Bruce OPP say an alleged impaired driver crashed into a hydro pole Thursday night cutting power across Walkerton.

Around 11 p.m. and officer attempted to stop a red Chevrolet Optra on Bruce County Road 2 in Brant Township, but the driver refused to pull over and continued into Walkerton.

Shortly afterward, the officer saw a bright flash and then Walkerton went dark. The Optra had apparently crashed into a utility pole near Durham St. and Peter St. Minor injuries were reported as a result of the crash.

The driver was quickly located near the car and was found to have been drinking alcohol.

Police say he was uncooperative and belligerent, but was taken into custody without incident.

As a result, 33-year-old Wayne Hunt of Teeswater is facing numerous charges including:

  • flight from police
  • dangerous driving
  • impaired driving
  • two counts of refuse breath sample
  • drive while disqualified
  • possess a controlled substance
  • mischief over $5,000
  • drive while under suspension
  • careless driving
  • two counts of race a motor vehicle
  • novice driver refuse breath sample

He was being held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing on Friday.