Alleged Drunk Almost Hits Police

( file photo by John Chippa)

The Ontario Provincial Police didn’t have to go far to find an allegedly drunk driver. Officers on patrol in Kingsville were almost struck by one.

The officers were patrolling on Division St. Saturday when they almost collided with an oncoming Pontiac van at Beech St.

When officers spoke to the man behind the wheel, he showed signs he was impaired and was arrested at the scene.

Shannon McKenzie, 36, of Kingsville is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and exceeding 80 mg of blood alcohol content. He’s scheduled to appear in a Windsor court April 30.