Impaired driving charges laid after a tree and pole were struck in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: At 6 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Paxton Drive in Chatham.

Information was received a vehicle struck a tree and a pole.

Officers arrived on the scene and believed the driver to be under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested and transported to police headquarters for tests.

Officers also confirmed he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to attend court in relation to a June 2023 assault investigation.

The 42-year-old Chatham man was charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

He was released with conditions and a future court date of June 24, 2024.

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