CK police briefs – Friday, June 19, 2020

Rental car hits hydro pole, driver nowhere to be found

Chatham-Kent police are investigating what appears to have been an early morning crash and dash in Dover Township.

Police said they were called to a single motor vehicle collision on Bear Line Road near Gregory Drive at around 3:30 a.m. Friday, adding that when officers arrived, they learned that a vehicle had left the road and hit a hydro pole.

Investigators said the vehicle was a rental car and the driver was no longer at the scene. The damages are estimated at $15,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kieran Crosby at kieranc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87338. Anonymous callers can also submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Stunt driving on Queens Line

Life is about to slow down a bit for a 29-year-old Wheatley man accused of going way too fast on Queens Line.

Police said the man was driving a vehicle that was recording going 151 kilometres per hour in a 90 km/h zone Thursday morning.

As a result, the man was charged with stunt driving, his license was suspended for a week and his vehicle has been taken away for seven days. He’ll also be required to answer to the charge in a Provincial Offences Court in September.

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More speeders stopped in Tilbury

It appears drivers aren’t getting the message that they need to slow down.

Just one day after police stopped and charged 13 drivers for speeding in Tilbury, officers handed out another 20 tickets Thursday afternoon.

Police were conducting speed enforcement on Mill Street and Middle Line in the Tilbury area during the latest blitz.

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Suspended driver arrested, vehicle towed

A 37-year-old Chatham man who wasn’t supposed to be behind the wheel is in more trouble with police after officers allegedly spotted him out on a cruise around town Thursday night.

Chatham-Kent police said an officer on general patrol spotted the man — who was known to be a suspended driver — operating a vehicle on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

The accused was pulled over and later charged with driving while under suspension and using a plate that wasn’t authorized for his vehicle.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded and the driver will have to answer to the charges at a future court date.