Suspended Driver Runs From Police

Chatham-Kent police cruiser. (BlackburnNews.com file photo)

A 38-year-old Wheatley man is facing a slew of charges following a traffic stop on Wheatley Rd.

Police pulled the man over during a traffic stop and he tried to run, but was taken down by an officer.

Investigation revealed the man was a suspended driver with licence plates not authorized for his vehicle. A search of the car turned up 60 cartons of illegally obtained cigarettes.

He faces a total of three charges, including failing to stop for police. The cigarettes were seized by police and will be destroyed.