A man has been charged with impaired driving in the Township of Dysart et al, while trying to avoid a R.I.D.E. check point.

The Haliburton Highlands OPP says the man was caught near Kennisis Lake Road and Eagle Lake Road on the afternoon of February 28th.

Police say they saw a vehicle approaching the R.I.D.E. check, before doing a three point turn to drive in the opposite direction to avoid police.

Officers left the checkpoint, to find the vehicle on Eagle Lake road and conduct a traffic stop.

The driver failed a roadside screening test, and was arrested and brought to the Haliburton Highlands OPP detachment.

A 57-year-old Minden man is now facing a charge of driving over the legal limit.

He has been released, with a promise to appear in a Minden court on April 6th.

(Written By: Andreas Pandikiu)