Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Man charged with impaired driving twice in 11 day span

A Chatham man is facing impaired driving charges for the second time in 11 days.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege on July 25, 2020, officers arrested a 24-year-old man for impaired driving after a concerned citizen called police.

As a result of that investigation, the man was charged with the criminal offences of impaired driving and having a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit.

He was also issued a 90-day licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days in accordance with Ontario’s Vehicle Impoundment Program.

On Tuesday afternoon, August 4, 2020 members of the CKPS Traffic Unit were at a local towing company examining a vehicle for an unrelated investigation, police officials allege.

“The same 24-year-old man attended to retrieve his vehicle from the impound,” police officials said in a media release.

“While in the parking lot, he backed into a police cruiser.”

The officers suspected he had been consuming alcohol, police officials allege.

He was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath testing where it was determined that his blood alcohol concentration was more than double the legal limit.

A 24-year-old Chatham man has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit.

He was released with a future court date.

- Advertisment -