Chatham-Kent, Ontario: The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 118 calls for service in the last 24 hours. One people were arrested.
Man Arrested for Bail Violations CK24002567
On August 12, 2022, the court released the man with several conditions, including that he reside at a specific address and remain in his residence between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
At 9:49 p.m., police responded to a disturbance on Flemingo Street in Blenheim. The man was located at that address after his curfew. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters.
The 39-year-old Blenheim man was charged with failing to comply with a release order. He was held pending a bail hearing.
Motor Vehicle Collisions
At 11:24 a.m., emergency crews responded to a motor vehicle collision on Creek Road in Harwich Township.
Officers learned a vehicle travelling northbound failed to navigate around the bend and collided headfirst with a southbound vehicle.
Minor physical injuries were reported, and both vehicles were towed from the area.
The driver of the northbound vehicle was charged with Careless Driving.
At 12:55 p.m., an officer responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Kenesserie Road in Howard Township.
Officers learned the driver lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, striking a hydro pole.
The driver sustained no physical injury, and the hydro pole was not damaged.
At 3:33 p.m., officers began investigating a motor vehicle collision that occured on St. Clair Street at Emma Street in Chatham.
Officers learned that as a vehicle was turning south on St. Clair Street from Emma Street, it struck another vehicle travelling south. The driver did not stop after contact. A passenger’s video helped officers identify the vehicle and the driver. Officers also matched the damage to both vehicles.
The 68-year-old Dresden man was charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision and making an improper turn. He was issued two Part III summons with a court date of February 27, 2024.
At 6:26 p.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Kent Bridge Road in Rushton’s Corners.
Officers learned the vehicle slid off the roadway, attempting to avoid a collision with a passing vehicle. The driver sustained no physical injuries, and the passing vehicle’s license plate was not captured.
Driving in Winter Weather
1. Prepare your vehicle: Check the condition of your vehicle and keep the gas tank at least half full.
2. Check the weather forecast: Be aware of the weather conditions and road closures.
3. Drive slower and maintain a safe distance: Reduce speed and increase the distance between vehicles.
4. Avoid sudden maneuvers: Avoid sudden braking, accelerating, and turning.
5. Pass on snowy roads cautiously: Only pass when necessary and ensure clear visibility.
6. Use caution in inclement weather: Use headlights, wipers, and defrosters for better visibility. Clear all windows before driving.
7. Be informed and prepared: Listen to updates and carry a winter survival kit in your vehicle.
Remember, safety is the top priority when driving in winter conditions.