CK police briefs – Sunday, May 8, 2022

RIDE program in Erieau nabs several drivers 

Police in Chatham-Kent remain persistent in stopping drivers who refuse to follow the rules of the road.

Over the weekend officers from the Chatham-Kent Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police set up a RIDE program in Erieau.

Police said several charges under the Highway Traffic Act and Liquor Licence and Control Act were issued.

The RIDE program resulted in a total of 17 provincial offences, seven summonses, two breath demands, as well as one vehicle being towed.

Police will be conducting RIDE programs across the municipality as the summer approaches.

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Erratic driving leads to impaired driving charge 

A Wallaceburg woman had to sober up behind bars after a concerned citizen witnessed the woman’s erratic driving and called 911.

Police said the woman was driving in the area of McNaughton Avenue but located the vehicle in a parking lot at a local business in Wallaceburg.

The driver was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters.

The woman was charged with operation while impaired and operation while impaired 80 plus.

She was released with a future court date.

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Man charged after making threats to apartment building tenant 

A man has been charged after other tenants overheard him making threats to a resident in the same apartment building.

Police said the man was located and spoken to by officers. He was placed under arrested and taken to headquarters.

The man was charged with uttering threats. He was released with a future court date.