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Cambridge man arrested for drunk driving after buildings, bench, trees and parked cars hit

A 63-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving after buildings, five parked cars and two trees were hit Monday evening in the Galt-area of Cambridge

No one injured, but buildings and cars damaged extensively, police said

Police say a man was driving his car south on Water St. N., Monday at 5:30 p.m. when he went through a red light, was hit by a truck, then continued on the sidewalk hitting buildings, trees and a bench before returning to the road and smashing into five parked cars. (Google StreetView)

A 63-year-old Cambridge man has been charged after police say he ran a red light, was hit by a pick-up truck, then drove on the sidewalk hitting buildings, trees and a bike rack before returning to the road and smashing into five parked cars.

Police believe he was impaired at the time 

Police say a vehicle was being driven south on Water Street. N., in Cambridge at 5:30 p.m. Monday when it went through a red light at Main Street. The car was then hit by a truck and began going east on Main Street.

"The car then drove onto the sidewalk on Main Street for 88 meters, hit buildings, a bench, a bike rack, two trees, nearly hit a pedestrian, then onto the roadway hitting five parked cars," Waterloo Region Police said in a report.

There was extensive damage to the buildings on Main Street and some of the struck vehicles were "demolished," police said, but no one was injured.

The 63-year-old man has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and impaired driving.

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