drunk driving

The OPP have laid a pair of impaired driving charges, one in St. Clair Township and the other on the 401 in Chatham-Kent.

Lambton OPP officials say on April 20 at approximately 10:20 p.m. officers attended the area of Petrolia Line and Kimball Road in St. Clair Township in relation to the complaint of an erratic driver.

Police say a concerned citizen had been following a Honda Civic westbound on Petrolia Line which had been allegedly travelling in an erratic manner.

The OPP were successful in locating the Honda Civic and had the opportunity to investigate the driver and his level of sobriety.

As a result of the investigation, a 48-year-old Corunna man was arrested and charged for impaired driving and having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in his blood.

He is to appear at the Sarnia Court House on May 29, 2017 in order to answer to the allegations.

In an ibcuidebnt earlier this month, Chatham-Kent OPP officials say on April 15, an officer was conducting RADAR enforcement on Highway 401 near Bloomfield Road when they observed an eastbound vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr.

The RADAR ellegedly registered a speed in excess of 130 km/hr.

Members conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the driver, the officer determined the driver had consumed alcohol.

The driver was transported to detachment for further tests.

Upon further investigation, a 41-year-old Windsor man was charged drive motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and Speeding contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 6, 2017 to answer to the charges.

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