Chatham-Kent OPP officials allege: On December 1, 2018 around 12:45 p.m., members of the Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting R.I.D.E. on St Clair Road when a motor vehicle tried to avoid the R.I.D.E. program.

The motor vehicle was stopped and the officers found the driver had been drinking alcohol.

The driver was transported to detachment for further tests.

As a result, the driver, a 43-year-old man from Chatham, Ontario, has been 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 19, 2018 to answer to the charges.

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