The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 183 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Three people were arrested.
Man Charged with Impaired Driving CK23023680
Yesterday morning, police received information that a vehicle was stopped in the intersection of King Street and Third Street in Chatham, not proceeding through the green light.
Officers located the vehicle and through investigation believed the man was driving while under the influence. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation. As a result, the DRE officer believed the man was impaired by a drug.
Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was also found to be in possession of suspected fentanyl.
The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 45 days.
The 38-year-old Chatham man was charged with impaired driving, driving while under suspension, driving a motor vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock device and drug possession. He was released pending a future court date of June 1, 2023.
Man Charged with Assault CK23023695
Yesterday morning, police responded to a traffic complaint in the area of McNaughton Avenue and Victoria Avenue in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that a disturbance between drivers resulted in one man being assaulted.
A 38-year-old Chatham was arrested and charged with assault. He was released pending a future court date of June 26, 2023.
CK23023717 – Yesterday, members of the Traffic Management Unit conducted traffic enforcement on Longwoods Road in Louisville. Three motorists were stopped and charged with speeding.
CK23023737 – Yesterday, members of the Traffic Management Unit conducted traffic enforcement on Kent Bridge Road in McKays Corners. Two motorists were stopped and charged with speeding.
The Chatham-Kent Police would like remind motorists that officers will be out in full force this week as part of Canada Road Safety Week.