CK Police Briefs- Monday, September 2, 2019

Man arrested for drunk driving

A man is facing seven charges after getting nabbed by police for allegedly drinking and driving, after already having a previous impaired conviction.

An officer stopped the vehicle on Baldoon Road in Chatham Sunday evening after it was observed being driven erratically.

Through investigation, the officer believed that the driver was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and he was placed under arrest. The man was taken to the police station for a breathalyzer which showed that he was over the legal limit.

To make matters worse, the man was not supposed to be driving at all because of a previous impaired related conviction.

The 35-year-old Dover Township man has been charged with operation while impaired, 80 and above, driving while disqualified, driving while suspended, using a plate not authorized for vehicle, alter validation, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. These charges have not been proven in court.

He was later released from custody with a future court date.

Man tazed after resisting arrest

Police had to taze a Ridgetown man after he allegedly attempted to fight with an officer during an arrest.

In June 2019, after being charged with numerous offenses, the man was released from a bail with conditions. One of them was that he could not leave his residence without being with his surety.

Around 12:30 a.m. Monday, officers were at an apartment building in Ridgetown when they saw the man enter the building with his surety nowhere in sight. Police attempted to arrest the man for breaching his recognizance but as he was being escorted out of the building, he began to fight with the officers and tried to flee the scene.

Because of the struggle, police used a taser in an attempt to subdue the man. When they searched him, they found him to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

As a result of this incident, the 32-year-old has been charged with breach of recognizance, resist peace officer, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He has been held in custody for a bail hearing. These charges have not been proven in court.

Two arrests on warrants 

Police were able to catch two people who were wanted on warrants.

First on Sunday at approximately 5:15 p.m., an officer on general patrol located a man in the area of Park Ave and Queen Street in Chatham who was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

A 27-year-old Chatham man was arrested for assault. He was later released from custody with a future court date.

Then, while police were conducting a RIDE program Sunday night on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg, a man rode through the program on his bicycle who was known to be wanted on an outstanding warrant.

A 53-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested for theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. He was later released from custody with a future court date.