Police: Drugs, impaired driving, refusing a sobriety test

Man arrested for care and control

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: At 9:59 a.m., police attended King Street East in Chatham for a suspicious vehicle.

Police arrived and found a man, believed to be under the influence of a substance, in care and control of a motor vehicle.

When the man refused a standard field sobriety test demand, he was arrested.

Upon a search, incident to arrest, he was found possessing a suspected controlled substance.

The 32-year-old Chatham man was charged with possessing a controlled substance and refusing a demand.

He was released with a future court date.

Man arrested for driving while suspended

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: At 3:47 p.m., while on general patrol, police observed the man driving on Lacroix Street in Chatham.

The officer recognized the man from previous encounters and knew the man did not possess a valid driver’s license.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the man continued driving and failed to stop the vehicle.

Police followed the vehicle for a short distance when the man pulled into a driveway on Gray Street.

Upon arrest, the man was found possessing suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine.

The 37-year-old Chatham man was charged with flight from police, driving while suspended and possessing a controlled substance. He was released with a future court date.

Woman arrested for impaired driving

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: At 4:05 p.m., police responded to a traffic complaint on Grand Avenue West in Chatham.

It was reported a woman was suspected of using a substance before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle and driving away.

Police located the vehicle on St. Clair Street and conducted a traffic stop. Police believed the woman was driving under the influence and conducted a standard field sobriety test.

The woman was arrested and transported to police headquarters.

The 26-year-old Wallaceburg woman was charged with impaired driving. She was released with conditions and a future court date of May 1, 2023.

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