CK police briefs- Sunday, March 14, 2021

Collision leads to impaired driving charges 

An 18-year-old Ridgetown man will have to answer to a charge after allegedly getting behind the wheel after drinking.

According to police, officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision in Blenheim around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Through investigation, the officer suspected the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

A roadside test was administered and the man failed.  The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters for further breath tests.

As a result, the man was charged with impaired driving. He was released with a future court date.


Disturbance results in arrest 

A woman has been charged for allegedly failing to comply with her release order in Chatham.

Back in October 2020, the woman was released from court with several conditions including not to communicate with a specific Chatham man or go to his home.

Around 11 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a disturbance at the man’s home. Through investigation, police learned that the woman had allegedly gone to his house before officers arrived.

The 21-year-old was found shortly after, arrested and charged accordingly.


Warrant arrests 

Chatham-Kent police were able to nab several people wanted on outstanding warrants over the last few days.

On Friday morning, a man was located in Chatham who was wanted for multiple offences including operation while prohibited, dangerous operation and flight from a peace officer.

The 34-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and released with a future court date.

On Friday afternoon, a man who was wanted for failing to attend court was located by police in Chatham.

The 28-year-old Chatham man was arrested and eventually released with another court date.

Then on Friday evening, officers located a man in Wallaceburg who was wanted on three outstanding warrants.

He was found during a traffic stop, during which he was also charged with Highway Traffic Act offences.

The 38-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested, given a future court date and released from custody.


RIDE programs in Chatham-Kent

Officers conducted RIDE programs across Chatham-Kent Saturday night.

The checks were held in Blenheim, Chatham and Ridgetown.

A total of 175 vehicles were stopped and two roadside tests were administered. No one was charged with impaired driving however three charges were laid under the Liquor License Act and six charges from the Highway Traffic Act.