CK police briefs – Monday, May 9, 2022

Third crash is the ‘charm’ for allegedly impaired driver in CK

A 40-year-old Chatham man is facing a handful of charges after Chatham-Kent police connected him to three different crashes that all took place Sunday afternoon.

Police said officers found the man while they were responding to a crash where a Grey Jeep went into a ditch shortly after 5 p.m. on Annett Road near Lambton Line in Dawn-Euphemia Township.

When police found the driver, he was outside of the vehicle and appeared to have sustained no injuries, but officers also believed he was driving under the influence of alcohol, so he was arrested and taken to police headquarters for further breath tests.

While they were investigating, police believed the vehicle and the driver matched up with the description of two other collisions that had taken place in Chatham-Kent earlier the same day.

The first one was reported just before 4 p.m. on Holden Street in Dresden and the second was at around 4:40 p.m. on Lamila Street in Thamesville.

Police said the vehicle involved in both of those crashes also left the scene.

As a result, a 40-year-old Chatham man was charged with impaired driving and two counts of failing to remain at the scene of a collision. He was later released with conditions and a future court date.

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Three speeders stopped in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police managed to nab a trio of speeders while they were watching drivers on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg on Sunday.

Police said they issued three provincial offense notices for speeding during that traffic enforcement blitz.