CK police briefs – Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Chatham man charged with robbery

Chatham-Kent police have caught up with a 25-year-old Chatham man who was wanted in connection with a robbery that allegedly took place inside a motel room on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

Police said the accused was arrested on an outstanding warrant Monday morning in connection with the incident, which allegedly took place on March 23, 2021.

The accused was charged with robbery and later released with a future court date.

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Motorcyclist arrested for impaired driving

A 60-year-old man from Pain Court has been arrested and charged with impaired driving after police were called to a single vehicle crash on Bear Line Road early Tuesday morning.

Police said they were called to the scene near Pain Court Line at around 1 a.m. Tuesday, adding that when officers arrived at the scene, they allegedly saw the man trying to get his motorcycle back onto the roadway.

Police suspected the man had been driving his motorcycle under the influence of alcohol, so they administered a roadside test, which the man allegedly failed.

He was taken back to police headquarters for further breath tests and later charged with having a blood alcohol content over the legal limit. He was later released pending a future court date.

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Suspended driver spotted without a seatbelt

A 26-year-old Tilbury man who was already suspended from driving is in more trouble with the law now after police allegedly spotted him behind the wheel without a seat belt on.

Police said an officer on general patrol saw the man just before 11 a.m. Monday and pulled him over.

As a result of the investigation, the accused was charged with failing to wear a seat belt and two counts of driving under suspension.

Police said he will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court in May and his girlfriend’s vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 45 days.

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Careless driving charges laid after two crashes

Two motorists have been charged after two separate collisions in Chatham-Kent on Monday.

Police said the first crash was a single-vehicle collision on Big Pointe Road near Marsh Line at around 9 a.m. Monday.

No injuries were reported there and the total damage was estimated at $3,000. A 31-year-old Belle River man was charged with careless driving in connection with that case.

Officers were also called to a separate single vehicle collision on Union Line between Centre Side Road and Lindsay Road at around 4 p.m. Monday.

Again, no injuries were reported — the damage after the second collision was estimated at $1,000.

A 64-year-old man was charged with careless driving after that crash.

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Chatham man allegedly caught carrying powerful painkiller

A 53-year-old Chatham resident is facing a handful of charges after he was allegedly caught driving around with obscured license plates and some suspected Percocet.

Lambton OPP said made the arrest after pulling over a vehicle on Petrolia Line at around 7:45 p.m. on April 2 because the license plates were not clearly visible.

Officers said when the searched the driver, they allegedly found some suspected Percocet.

As a result of the investigation, the accused was charged with possession drug possession, using a license plate that wasn’t authorized for the vehicle, driving while under suspension, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.