Police Briefs – Monday, February 12, 2018

Speeding on Hwy. 401 in bad weather has landed one motorist with a careless driving charge.

Chatham-Kent OPP stopped an eastbound vehicle near Charing Cross Rd. just before midnight on Friday, Feb. 9, because it was going 130 km/hr.

Because of the poor weather and road conditions, the 25-year-old driver from Hamilton was charged.

Police say he also did not have proof of insurance.

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A Chatham man is facing numerous charges after an argument escalated and got physical.

Police say the man allegedly assaulted his common-law wife during a dispute Sunday morning.

He also allegedly threatened her and damaged items in their home before taking off.

The 29-year-old was found and charged with assault, mischief, and two counts of uttering threats. He was released with a future court date.

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Swinging a hammer while making threats has landed a 40-year-old man behind bars.

Officers were called Sunday afternoon because the man started swinging the hammer at staff and other tenants at local shelter.

He’s been charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats, possession¬†of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and failing to comply.

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Assault charges have been laid against a Blenheim man.

Police say an argument between the man and his common-law wife turned physical when he allegedly assaulted her.

The 36-year-old man is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.