Chatham Police Weekend Activities
(CHATHAM-KENT, ON) – Man Charged with Careless Driving and Failing to Remain at Collision
At 8:45 a.m. yesterday, police attended an address on Victoria Road in Thamesville to investigate a motor vehicle collision. A man called police to report that his vehicle had been damaged in a parking lot in Chatham the night before while he attended a concert. The vehicle had significant front end damage, the driver’s door was crumpled, and the window was smashed out. The damage was not consistent with a collision in a parking lot as the complainant reported.
The investigation revealed that the driver had attempted to mislead the officer. He actually had been returning home to Thamesville, lost control of his vehicle on River Line in Howard Township, and left the road. The vehicle drove through a fence on private property and the driver fled the scene. The damage to the fence is estimated at $1000 and the damage to the vehicle is approximately $6000.
A 26-year-old Thamesville man has been charged with careless driving and failing to remain at the scene of a collision. The Chatham-Kent Police reminds motorists that you are required to notify the police when involved in a collision.
Driver Issued License Suspension
At 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning, police conducted a routine traffic stop on O’Brien Drive in Raleigh Township. The officer suspected the driver had been drinking and a roadside screening test was administered. A 21-year-old Blenheim man, was issued a 7-day license suspension and his vehicle was towed from the road. This driver had previously been issued a 3-day license suspension for the same offence in December 2009.
The Chatham-Kent Police reminds citizens not to drink and drive. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Youth Charged for Littering
At 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, police conducted a routine traffic stop on Forest Street in Chatham. The officer observed a youth litter on the road while driving. Upon investigation, the officer also found the youth in possession of a bottle of liquor.
A 17-year-old Harwich Township male youth has been charged with littering on a highway and the bottle of liquor was seized.
CKPS Cop Camp
The Chatham-Kent Police “Cop Camp” starts today. Twenty-three children, ages 12 & 13, will participate in this week-long event. Participants will be sworn in as honourary police constables, receive tours of police headquarters and the criminal court house, and will learn about various aspects of the police service.
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