Alleged impaired driver faces several charges after crash

Alcohol, keys and police handcuffs depicting drinking and driving. © Can Stock Photo / jirkaejc

A 43-year-old Port Lambton man is accused of driving while impaired after a single-vehicle collision was reported on Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent.

An officer of the Elgin County OPP (Chatham detachment) found a vehicle that left the westbound highway on January 27 at around 10:16 p.m.

The vehicle was previously described to police after a Good Samaritan reported a suspected impaired driver.

OPP said the driver was uninjured.

He was charged with six offences, which are listed below.

– Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
– Operation while impaired – blood concentration (80 plus)
– Driver – fail to properly wear seat belt
– Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
– Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit
– Fail to notify change of address – licence

The driver now has a 90-day driver’s licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Chatham at a later date.