Police Briefs- Sunday, November 26, 2017

Chatham-Kent police held multiple RIDE program checks throughout the municipality Saturday night to make sure drivers were heading home sober.

According to police, 154 vehicles were checked in total.

Out of those checks, one three-day driver suspension was issued, as well as three Highway Traffic Act charges.


A Wallaceburg man spent the night in jail after being arrested for public intoxication at a local hospital.

On Saturday, officers responded to a call about a disturbance at Sydenham Hospital in Wallaceburg.

According to police, the man was intoxicated and being uncooperative with hospital staff.

Police say a 60-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and taken to Chatham-Kent Police Service headquarters until he became sober.

Chatham-Kent police say a fire at a Merlin business caused around $100,000 worth of damage.

On Sunday at around 2:30am, Chatham-Kent police and firefighters responded to a garage fire at a business on Fourteenth Line in Merlin.

Police say when officers arrived, the garage was fully engulfed in flames.

According to police, the cause of the fire was deemed not suspicious.