Impaired driving charges were laid after a traffic stop on the 401 on Saturday.

Chatham-Kent OPP officials say on November 11, around 3:30 p.m., members of Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting RADAR enforcement on Highway 401 near Orford Road when they allegedly observed a westbound vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr.

The RADAR registered a speed in excess of 140 km/h, police allege.

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

The driver was transported to detachment for further tests, police say.

Upon further investigation, the driver, a 48-year-old man from Tecumseh, was charged with drive motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on December 1, 2017 to answer to the charge.

Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is actively monitoring the “Big 4” driving behaviours; impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving, and seatbelt usage.

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