Police Briefs – Friday December 29, 2017

Sitting in a tree didn’t turn out to be the best hiding spot from local police officers.

Chatham-Kent police say someone noticed a single-vehicle crash near Claymore Line around 9pm Thursday.

However, the driver left the area and the vehicle behind. Police say the K9 unit was brought in and officers found the suspect up in a cedar tree.

It’s alleged the 24-year-old driver had consumed alcohol, and by doing so police say that also went against his release conditions.

The male driver was arrested and held for a bail hearing.