Amherstburg woman charged with impaired driving after serious crash in CK

Chatham-Kent police pickup truck parked at the traffic unit headquarters on Dillon Road. (Photo by Matt Weverink)

A 37-year-old Amherstburg woman is facing impaired driving charges after she allegedly blew through a stop sign, causing a serious collision between Tilbury and Wheatley.

Chatham-Kent police previously reported that they were called to the scene of the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Wheatley Road and Goodreau Line shortly after 6 p.m. on January 20, 2021.

Police said the woman who was charged was driving westbound on Goodreau Line when her vehicle was hit by another vehicle that was heading southbound on Wheatley Road.

The woman who was behind the wheel of the vehicle that was hit was taken to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance with serious injuries and was later transferred to a hospital in Windsor for further medical attention.

Her passenger and the man who was driving the other vehicle involved in the collision were both taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The damage caused by the crash was estimated at $30,000.

As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm along with one count each of having a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit, disobeying a stop sign, and failing to properly wear a seat belt.

She is scheduled to answer to the charges in court on May 28, 2021. The charges have not been proven in court.