Ontario Provincial Police laid charges after three separate incidents on local roadways recently.
Impaired driving in Chatham
Chatham-Kent OPP officials allege on October 7, 2018, around 2:40 a.m., Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on St. Clair Street in the City of Chatham.
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 24-year-old Wallaceburg man has been charged with the following:
– Drive motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada,
– Speeding, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
The accused is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on November 14, 2018 to answer to the charges.
Stunt driving in Chatham
Chatham-Kent OPP officials allege on October 2, 2018, around 9:45 p.m. a member of Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting RADAR enforcement on Highway 401 near Bloomfield Road when they observed an eastbound motor vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr.
The RADAR registered a speed in excess of 150 km/hr, police say.
As a result, the female driver, a 50-years-old from Caledon, has been charged with race a motor vehicle – excessive speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
She will appear in Ontario Court of Justice on November 14, 2018 to answer to the charge.
The driver’s licence has been suspended and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days, as per statute.
Chatham-Kent OPP would like to remind drivers that stunt driving or racing is one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving, and it puts everyone on the road at serious risk of injury or death.
The penalties for driving 50 km/hr or more over the speed limit are as follows:
– Immediate 7-day licence suspension and 7-day vehicle impoundment
– Upon conviction, $2000 to $10,000 fine, 6 demerit points, up to 6 months jail, up to 2 years licence suspension for a first conviction
– Driver’s licence suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction within 10 years.
Crash in Brigden
Lambton OPP officials allege on October 6, 2018 at 3:30 a.m. the Lambton Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended an address on Jane Street in the Town of Brigden to investigate a single motor vehicle collision.
Investigation revealed that at this time, a pick-up truck had been travelling on Duncan Street when it lost control, left the roadway and crashed into a residential fence belonging to a home on Jane Street, police say.
The OPP were able to identify and locate the offending driver.
A 22-year-old St. Clair Township man has been arrested and charged for the alleged offences of: Impaired operation of a motor vehicle and Operate a motor vehicle with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his blood.
He provided breath samples in excess of the legal limit, police say.
He is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice- Sarnia on October 28, 2018 in order to address the allegations.