CK police briefs – Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Driving complaint leads to arrest, drug-related charges

A 34-year-old Chatham woman has been arrested and charged with impaired driving after police allegedly found her slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle in Chatham Monday afternoon.

Police said they found the woman’s vehicle near the Walmart store on St. Clair Street after someone called in a traffic complaint.

Officers said the woman showed signs of fentanyl use and was arrested and taken to police headquarters for further testing after she was cleared by EMS.

Police said a search also turned up some suspected fentanyl and crystal meth.

The accused was later charged with drug-impaired driving and drug possession for the purpose of trafficking.

She was later released with a future court date.

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Police remind drivers to slow down after responding to six different collisions

Chatham-Kent police are offering up some safe driving tips after responding to six different crashes on area roads on Monday.

Officers said no injuries were reported, but they’re reminding drivers that winter weather can be unpredictable at times, so they’re advising motorists to slow down in order to stay in control of your vehicle.

Police are also urging drivers not to use cruise control on wet, snowy or icy pavement because it reduces your reaction time and the control you have of your vehicle.

Officers also say you should steer gently and avoid hard braking or quick acceleration because they may cause you to skid and you should give other drivers extra space on slippery roads.

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‘Tis the season for taking, so lock up your valuables

Chatham-Kent police are once again reminding you to “lock it or lose it” this holiday season.

In order to prevent theft, you’re being advised to remove all valuables from your vehicle if you’re not inside and to always lock your car doors.

Police said it’s also a good idea to remove your garage door opener from your vehicle if you’re parking it outside in your driveway so that thieves can’t steal items from your garage or access your home through an unlocked door.