Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: At 7:37 a.m. police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Erieau Road in Erieau.
Officers learned the vehicle left the roadway and struck a hydro pole.
While investigating the matter officers also learned the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
The warrant was issued as a result of a June 2023 assault investigation.
The 43-year-old Wardsville man was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held pending a bail hearing.
The man has been charged with assault.