Impaired Driver Hits Hydro Pole

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A 19-year-old Chatham man is facing impaired driving charges after losing control of his Ford Mustang and hitting a hydro pole on Victoria Ave. in Chatham.

Police say officers were called to the single motor vehicle collision around 10:20pm yesterday.

The driver was uninjured in the crash but there was extensive damage to both the vehicle and the hydro pole. Officers suspected the driver had been consuming alcohol and he failed a roadside test. Additional blood tests at police headquarters revealed the driver was in fact impaired.

He has been released pending a future court date. Entegrus is repairing the hydro pole.