The side of a Chatham-Kent police cruiser. (Photo by Greg Higgins)

High speed chase leads to charges

Three people are facing several charges after police were led on a high-speed pursuit in Blenheim.

According to Chatham-Kent police, the pursuit happened Monday afternoon. Officers attempted to pull over a vehicle after the driver failed to use their turn signal on Anger Street. Instead of stopping for the officer, the driver fled at a high rate of speed, running through stop signs while doing so. For public safety, the officer decided to stop the pursuit.

Later in the day, the vehicle was seen by another officer on Pinehurst Line. The driver ran from the vehicle and was arrested after trying to escape across McGregor Creek. The two passengers of the car were also arrested.

During a search of the vehicle, a meth pipe was seized.

A 33-year-old Blenheim man has been charged with flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to comply with his release conditions, drug possession and driving while under suspension. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The 26-year-old woman passenger from Chatham has been charged with drug possession and being in possession of a prohibited weapon.  She was released pending a future court date.

The 23-year-old man from Blenheim has been charged with drug possession and failing to comply with his release conditions.  He was released pending a future court date.